Music Cataloging Specialist, Music Library
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Location: Boulder, CO
Category: Admin – Libraries
Application Due: 08/09/2018
Type: Full Time
Department: Library Administration
Requisition Number: 12013
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
The Howard B. Waltz Music Library of CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Music Cataloging Specialist. This individual will be critical to the description, discovery, and use of music materials. This position will also be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging in music as well as authority work and database maintenance. Additionally, this position will also be a resource for music cataloging within the department and throughout the Libraries.
Who We Are
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries is a dynamic partner in creating, disseminating, and advancing scholarship. We inspire learning, research, and discovery by connecting knowledge, information, and people.
We are the heart of higher education, providing essential scholarly resources, user-centered services, and inclusive spaces to the University, local, and global communities.
The Howard B. Waltz Music Library supports the teaching and research of students, faculty, and staff in music and the performing arts on campus. This is accomplished through multifaceted collections, services, and spaces.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Original and Copy Cataloging
Perform original and complex copy cataloging of music scores and sound recordings in multiple formats.
Create bibliographic descriptions in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard.
Authority Work and Database Maintenance
Manage routine and complex database maintenance related to music holdings.
Identify, analyze, and reconcile problems, conflicts, and errors in local bibliographic and item records.
Perform subject analysis and create supporting authority records following national standards and local practice.
Contribute to national programs, such the NACO Music Project and BIBCO Music Funnel.
Serve as work-leader for the Library Technician III, ensuring that standards are met in music copy cataloging.
Provide training as appropriate.
Make changes to technical services workflow as needed to ensure efficiency.
Engage in special projects to enable content discovery.
Monitor cataloging trends and developments, in general, and specifically as they relate to music materials.
Engage with cataloging colleagues at CU and through professional listservs.
Stay informed about new developments in the delivery of music and music information.
Serve as a resource for music cataloging within the department and throughout the Libraries.
What We Can Offer
The anticipated salary range for this position starts at $50,000.00 and will be commensurate with background and experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
At least one year of music cataloging experience using RDA (with LC-PCC PS and Music Library Association Best Practices), AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC 21, and OCLC. This experience should include:
Broad knowledge of music history and music bibliographic resources.
Working knowledge of authority control.
Bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages other than English.
What You Will Need
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Curiosity about and an ease with new technologies.
What We Would Like You To Have
Undergraduate degree in music.
Master’s Degree or coursework in Library and Information Science.
Bibliographic knowledge of multiple Western European languages.
Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Sierra and OCLC Connexion software.