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Monday, August 10, 2015

F/T - Assistant Coordinator of Metadata Services - Queens Library (Queens)

Queens Library's mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities, ensuring there is a positive impact in the community.    Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change.  With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the U.S., Queens Library is a leader in the library sector and a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.

Currently, the library seeks an Assistant Coordinator of Metadata services to manage, supervise and train a small team of full-time direct reports. Provides departmental and team leadership. Recommends and implements best practices. Produces original and copy cataloging in various media and languages. Has responsibilities in the areas of catalog maintenance and authority control. Performs batch loads and data manipulations. Trains and supervises staff on RDA cataloging, as well as VRA and EAD cataloging for archival materials (maps, photographs, manuscripts, musical scores, etc.) and database authority searching. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of clerical functions including work form creation, preparation of new books, multimedia collections and other materials. Supervises, develops and evaluates staff in accordance with the Library’s performance evaluation standards. Maintains quality control and ensures productivity output standards. Creates MARC records for serials, monographs, A/V materials, maps and musical scores. Searches for records and enhances when needed.  Creation of original authority records including corporate, series title, and personal name records. Review, correct and input other cataloguer name authorities. Serve as primary technical contact for internal staff and stakeholders within Queens Library and to organizations outside the library. Serve as contact for vendors in the absence of the Coordinator. Works closely with Office Associate III(3)’s and other Supervising Librarians to ensure smooth and optimum flow of materials. Prepares and submits monthly and other periodic statistical reports. Assists Coordinator of Metadata Services with the implementation of new standards, hardware, software and other projects. Must maintain up-to-date expertise in the rapidly changing Information field, taking a lead on behalf of the library to bring new developments and standards into the library’s practices. Train staff on new technologies and best practices around the adoption of Bibframe and other linked data projects. Coordinates database maintenance, batch processes, record overlays, writes data transformation programs, and conducts authority control. Troubleshooting and quality control of ILS for patron online and front line staff.  Coordinates with ITD staff working to improve the library’s search and discovery layer. Performs other duties as required.

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree, eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.  A minimum of one year of management experience including direct responsibility for the performance management, coaching, and feedback of staff required. Previous cataloging required, especially MARC and VRA formats, Microsoft Office Suite, and fluency with ILS and DAMS with Virtua and Vital preferred. NACO and BIBCO experience and familiarity with XML preferred. Fluency in a second language spoken in Queens is preferred. Able to perform independently, be self-motivated, and juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work well as a team member. Willingness to adapt to new technologies and processes.

What we offer: Excellent salary and our comprehensive benefits package includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation and more. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to:> and reference “Assistant Coordinator of Metadata Services – EXT” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer