position provides project-based cataloging for sound recordings, and additional
formats as needed. The Acquisitions & Cataloging Department has identified
over 450,000 items in the Belfer
Audio Archive that require catalog records. This position reports to the Catalog
Librarian and may have supervisory responsibilities, including delegating work
to Bargaining Unit staff, interns, or student workers.
- Perform original cataloging or complex copy
cataloging and classification primarily for sound recordings, using both
MARC and non-MARC metadata; ensure that work adheres to both local and
national guidelines and standards. Support metadata creation for non-traditional
bibliographic material for ContentDM and SURFACE, Syracuse University’s
- Working with librarians and supervisors,
contributes to the integrity of access points: name, subject, and series
authority files. Perform independent research to create name authority
- Resolve problems in cataloging and inventory
uncovered in the course of project work.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of latest trends
and developments in bibliographic control; keeping abreast of developments
in RDA, MARC, and other standards as applicable.
- Assist in bulk catalog maintenance and report
generation using cataloging utilities and software.
- Deploy the most efficient means for
accomplishing projects, using appropriate software and other applications
to enhance productivity.
- Provide support for high-priority cataloging
projects as assigned; this may include assisting with grant-funded
- Participate in continuing education,
professional development, and training activities.
- Attend meetings of the Acquisitions &
Cataloging management team of librarians and supervisors as needed.
degree and at least two years of library technical services experience or
equivalent; Masters’ Degree in Library or Information Science (ALA-accredited)
- Familiarity with AACR2/RDA, LCSH, the MARC format, and other
relevant standards, such as Dublin Core or VRA.
- Knowledge of bibliographic utility such as OCLC and an
integrated library system, such as Voyager.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
with office computer applications (databases, word processing, spreadsheets)
with MacroExpress, SQL, MarcEdit or other cataloging utilities preferred.
experience or background preferred
communication and interpersonal skills.
Salary & Benefits:
with education and experience