Indiana University Bloomington

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Reporting to Director of Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the Collections and Cataloging Librarian will oversee cataloging, access, and use of collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across university as well as researchers worldwide.

Collections: Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions; supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests; maintain circulation statistics. 

Cataloging/Metadata/EAD: Direct, coordinate, manage non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff; provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections; contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide; monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately. 

Grant Projects: Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects; serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience; degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field; at least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs; ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred: Three or more years of experience in an archival environment; experience with OCLC and library management systems; knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description); evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution; demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment; knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education. 

For complete posting with additional responsibilities, qualifications, and benefit programs information go to: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2490.

To apply: Review of applications will begin Friday, July 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers (at) indiana.edu

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

Palakiko Blues on Gennett RecordsApril 20, 2015

The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music has just received a $5,000 grant from the Grammy Foundation to perform inventory and cataloging work on recent additions to the Starr-Gennett Foundation collection held at ATM. Nearly 1200 recordings produced by Richmond, Indiana’s Starr Piano Company between 1917 and 1934 under its label Gennett Records have been added by the Starr-Gennett Foundation to the holdings at ATM. The funding will enable necessary inventory and cataloging work that will make these 78 rpm recordings discoverable worldwide through Indiana University’s online library catalog.