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Monday, June 1, 2015

[LIBJOBS] United States - Berkeley, California - Metadata Creation Professional - Continuing Resources #19655

Metadata Creation Professional - Continuing Resources #19655

  • Job ID: 19655
  • Location: Main Campus-Berkeley 
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library Administration
  • Application Review Date: This Position will Remain Open Until Filled.

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff. 

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The Position will Remain Open Until Filled.

Departmental Overview

The Library Department is responsible for the administration and operations of most of the libraries across the University of California, Berkeley campus. The Library department offers a host of services to students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors, including hard copy and e-books for niche fields, and study space.

The Catalog & Metadata Services Department at The Library is responsible for cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries. The Catalog & Metadata Services Department is currently seeking a Metadata Creation Professional. The person in this role is responsible for maintaining the Library's catalog - OskiCat.

This is a full-time Career appointment.


The Metadata Creation Professional will:

  • Create and upgrade metadata/catalog records for continuing resources in all formats (primarily print, digital, microform). 
  • May provide metadata for foreign language materials as necessary. 
  • Perform complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts, improving or correcting bibliographic items, holdings and/or authority records in the UCB online catalog, OskiCat. 
  • Perform problem analysis for NRLF, subject specialty, and other library collections. 
  • May contribute authority records to national cooperative cataloging program and/or may perform complex authority and headings work in local database.
  • Analyze, evaluate, interpret, revise or propose revisions to established guidelines; writes documentation and provide training pertaining to unit procedures and policies. 
  • May serve as an expert liaison to other Library units.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience or training.
  • One or more years of experience performing copy and original cataloging of continuing resources (preferably in an academic environment)
  • Demonstrated experience performing copy and original cataloging of electronic/digital resources
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to apply/use current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging, including but not limited to: RDA, AACR2, MARC21 formats, Program for Cooperative Cataloging CONSER standard record and PCC Policy Statements, Library of Congress Classification and Subject Analysis, Cataloger's Desktop, and RDA Toolkit 
  • Experience recognizing and resolving catalog errors
  • Experience using OCLC and an integrated library system
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work
  • Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and able to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both independently and as a team member or leader
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European, Eastern European, South Asian, or South East Asian Languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using the Millennium Integrated Library System
  • Experience working with and/or creating non-MARC metadata 
  • Masters degree in library & information science, or other academic subject
  • Salary & Benefits

    How to Apply

    To apply, please visit Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz
Head, Catalog & Metadata Services
The Library
University of California Berkeley
250 Moffitt #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
phone: (510) 643-2038
fax: (510) 642-4956

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