Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator
One (1) open position
University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
Salary is $33,336+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications
The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks an enterprising, adaptable, and energetic Senior Library Specialist to provide descriptive metadata for the Libraries’ extensive cartographic resources collections. The Senior Library Specialist reports to and works closely with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources unit to assist with managing and prioritizing map cataloging and metadata projects, and to train students and staff. The position also works closely and collaboratively with staff in the PCL Map Room, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Walter Geology Library on cartographic resources cataloging and metadata projects. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of cartographic materials, coupled with the ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and policies in a continuously evolving environment. Candidates with a degree in Geography, Geological Sciences, Cartography, Surveying, Geographic Information Science, Information Science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
Provide descriptive metadata for maps and atlases in all formats using MARC and/or non-MARC metadata standards. Supervise and train staff and student workers. Work collaboratively with the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to develop and provide staff training for catalogers. Assist the Coordinator of the Digital and Monographic Resources Unit to assess and prioritize map metadata projects in collaboration with staff in the PCL Map Room, LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection, and the Geology Library. Participate in library-wide projects to make cartographic resources available through a variety of outlets including the library catalog, geospatial web portals, and physical and digital exhibition sites.
High school or GED. Four years of library experience. Working knowledge of cartographic materials. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department. High proficiency using PC-based office applications. High level of comfort in digital environments coupled with the ability to read complex visual information. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to: recognize, define, and analyze problems, situations, or procedures; define objectives and implement action plans and recommendations. Ability to work independently and on a team. Strong interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Demonstrated experience creating descriptive metadata for cartographic resources and geospatial materials in all formats. Degree in a related field, such as Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geological Sciences, or Cartography. Theoretical knowledge of current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats. Demonstrated experience using an Integrated Library System such as Sierra, and OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated experience with digital cartographic resources. Demonstrated experience with staff training including developing training materials. Experience with GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS). Supervisory experience. Working knowledge of a foreign language, especially Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian.
Salary and Benefits: $33,336 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.
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Senior Library Specialist- Cartographic Resources Coordinator (job posting #16-05-13-01-8078):
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