The Oberlin Conservatory Library is seeking a qualified librarian with music background and expertise in technical services including cataloging, metadata, and optimal access to resource discovery.
Under the supervision of the Conservatory Librarian, the incumbent is responsible for: 1) all cataloging activities and materials preparations for scores, monographs, recordings, and A-V in the Conservatory Library, 2) supervision of 3.5 FTE administrative assistant staff, 3) participation in the music collections management program, as well as 4) active involvement as part of the Library’s web development and digital initiatives teams. We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the college’s multicultural environment.
Essential Job Functions
Bachelor’s degree in music. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of bibliographic and authority databases, metadata standards, including Best Practices for RDA/MARC21, and LC/Bibframe. Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work accurately, and with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and software. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work independently, in a team and as a team leader.
Masters or doctorate in music. Ordering and cataloging experience using OCLC-Connexion and local library systems. Experience in designing and implementing web-based databases and interfaces. Familiarity with proprietary and open source platforms such as ContentDM, Omeka, Wordpress, SubjectsPlus, and Drupal. Knowledge of markup, scripting, and dataset protocols such as HTML, XML, CSS, RSS, PERL, PHP, MySQL, and AJAX. Reading knowledge and ability to catalog in most Western European languages.
How to Apply / Contact
This position is open until filled. Full announcement and application instructions at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3781