Gallaudet University Library in Washington, DC invites applications for a new Metadata and Catalog Librarian position.
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.
Gallaudet University Library, a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), provides traditional services to University students, faculty, and staff in a setting that is barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing people. It is also home to the world’s largest collection of resources about deaf people, deaf culture, and sign languages.
The Metadata and Catalog Librarian will perform original and copy cataloging for the Library’s Deaf collections, provide metadata for digital objects and collections, and provide expertise to assist other staff with resource management and control. The Metadata and Catalog Librarian will have a major role in implementing changes as WRLC members migrate from the Voyager ILS to the Alma library services platform.
A minimum two years of continual professional cataloging experience using OCLC, a major ILS, LC subject headings, and LC or Dewey classification schemes, preferably in an academic library setting, is required. American Sign Language skill, or willingness to learn and demonstrate competence within a reasonable amount of time, is also required.
A full position description and application information are posted here.