Project Sound Recording Cataloger, Archive of Recorded Sound

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Job Description

Status: Term position (12 months, full time; longer term at part-time negotiable)
Job level: Assistant Librarian (3P1)
Organization: Stanford University Libraries, Archive of Recorded Sound/Music Library
Reports to: Sound Archives Librarian
General Description
Stanford University Libraries (SUL) is seeking a Project Sound Recording Cataloger to work with a large collection of piano rolls held by the Archive of Recorded Sound. The goal is to provide metadata for individual physical rolls and their eventual digital surrogates. The position is based in the Archive of Recorded Sound/Music Library and reports to the Sound Archives Librarian. This is a 12-month position with the possibility of extension dependent upon funding.
The Project Sound Recording Cataloger will:
Create discovery metadata for piano rolls in accordance with accepted local practice and applicable national standards, or obtain suitable catalog records when attainable. Currently, the pre-dominate schema is RDA in MARC21, but cataloging will be done with a MODS crosswalk in mind.
Create workflow tools and procedures that will streamline the cataloging process, for this project and similar projects in the future
Participate in publicity for the collection (e.g. web page creation/content development, blog postings, presentations)

Required qualifications
MLIS or equivalent library experience 
Formal degree at the Bachelor’s level in Music or equivalent
At least one year cataloging experience in RDA or AACR2 and MARC bibliographic formats, with music cataloging experience strongly preferred. Ability to rapidly learn and implement cataloging procedures, principles, and standards adopted for the project
Knowledge of the principles of authority control, particularly in relation to music materials, and familiarity with the NACO authority files.
Experience with general music reference materials, especially discographies
Project management skills
High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Window and/or Mac, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems)
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a team member, and the flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment
Desired qualifications 
Advanced knowledge of one modern Western European language in addition to English; working knowledge of other Western European languages
Experience cataloging music sound recordings using RDA and MARC21.

Schedule: Full-time, Job Grade: 3P1

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