Rider University’s Talbott Library invites applications for a Cataloging Specialist. The successful candidate will catalog incoming library materials (primarily audiovisual materials; some scores and books) to ensure timely access to the students and faculty in support of the teaching/learning process; enhance and revise existing records as needed to stay current with national standards; and train and oversee student employees in pre-cataloging and processing.
Rider University has identified Kaiwen Education as the entity who will own and operate Westminster Choir College effective no later than July 1, 2019. Upon this transition, employment with Rider will terminate and the continuance of the position will be at the discretion of this entity.
Qualified candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in music or related discipline. Additional requirements include: music cataloging experience; knowledge of RDA, AACR2 and Library of C classification and subject headings; experience with authority control; familiarity with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system; bibliographic familiarity with foreign languages; accurate data entry skills and attention to detail; ability to identify problems, prioritize numerous tasks and respond to multiple requests; effective oral and written communication skills; and a strong interest in academic music librarianship.
An ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information science and experience with Sierra or similar integrated library system is preferred.
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2018 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 34. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.