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Job Opening at Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore): Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

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The Loyola Notre Dame Library has an exciting opportunity for an experienced librarian to join the Collections & Technology Services Department. The job description is pasted into the text of this message.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata Unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The candidate will recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian maintains an awareness of emerging trends at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices including linked data and metadata for digital scholarship. The successful candidate will supervise up to two metadata specialists and coordinate cataloging operations. This position reports to the Head of Collections and Technology Services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate departmental policies and supervise staff, training, and operations related to cataloging, batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance such as repair of general collection damaged books and item withdrawals;
  • Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
  • Coordinate maintenance of the ILS and other cataloging-related systems;
  • Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
  • Maintain statistics and generate reports for unit;
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a seventeen-library, shared ILS environment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
  • Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
  • Demonstrated experience of encoding standards such as Dublin Core and MODS/METS or Premis;
  • Demonstrated experience developing metadata crosswalks;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating within a consortium library environment;
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph;
  • Working knowledge of data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
  • Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Cataloging & Metadata Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Sarah Espinosa

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian


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10th Annual CUA “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium – Registration Now Open! To be held on Friday, February 2, 2018!

From SLA Connect / Catholic University of America

Dear Colleagues –

Seats are filling up fast! If you are interesting hearing about how the recent decision on Net Neutrality will affect libraries and your life in general, you do not want to miss the symposium on February 2nd!

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium that will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018! To ensure your place, please go to:

***Note: If you cannot access the form from the link, please copy to your browser***

You will need to create a username and password to register. The fee for attendees is $25.00 which helps to defray expenses of the event, including morning continental breakfast and lunch. All attendees and presenters must pre-register; no on-site registration will be accepted. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register, or contact the Symposium Committee at: or 202-319-6272.

This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program will be available at: 

This year we are excited to have Dr. Alan Inouye from the ALA Washington Office as our keynote speaker! Dr. Inouye leads ALA’s technology policy portfolio ranging from telecommunications to copyright and licensing, to advance the ability of libraries to contribute to the economic, educational, cultural, and social well-being of America’s communities. He  is a recognized expert in national technology policy, serves on advisory boards for committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the U.S. State Department, Library For All, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Inouye began his career in the computer industry in Silicon Valley. He worked as a computer programmer for Atari, a statistician for Verbatim, and a manager of information systems for Amdahl (now Fujitsu). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and earned three master’s degrees, in business administration (finance), systems engineering, and computer systems.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.

 — The Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim)

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CID Webinar: Do you consider the human element in automated research? Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 ET.

From SLA Connect

You’re Invited!  SLA Competitive Intelligence Division Webinar

How to Incorporate the Human Element in Automated Intelligence Gathering

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 ET

Julie Clegg, CEO
Human-i Intelligence Services Inc. 

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a reality.  What does this mean for vocations that appear easy to automate but require deep humanity, like investigation, or are optimized by a combination of both human and artificial intelligence?

This presentation will explore research, intelligence and investigation from a human perspective – how we manage issues of ethics and morality, compassion, empathy and cognitive bias in an increasingly automated environment. This webinar will equip those that need to find information with the very best internet-based tools and techniques to do so, combined with the best data processor we have…our brain.


*       Learn how to navigate the technical landscape-learn which tools do what, and how to combine automation with human intelligence gathering
*       Discover pros and cons of artificial intelligence in research and investigation
*       Find tools and techniques to increase productivity online
*       Understand the value of collaboration and mentorship
*       Discover how to maintain relevancy as technology advances

Our Speaker, Julie Clegg:

From the computer screen to the television screen, Julie has crafted her life’s work around investigation, profiling and technology, combining her knowledge of cyber-psychology with two decades of online investigations experience to bring to light those that hide in the digital shadows and cause disruption, distress or terror.

Julie is a former police detective and undercover operator, criminal and geographic profiler, an active search and rescue volunteer, a passionate human rights advocate, a global educator and an avid world traveler.  Along with her trusted team of leading global experts, Julie uses all-source intelligence with a focus on online OSINT, social media intelligence, and ethical and proportionate practices for covert and undercover investigations to solve complex problems for corporations, governments, law enforcement and non-profits worldwide.

In a world of increasingly artificial intelligence, Julie brings human solutions to digital investigations.


Lora Bray
Market Intelligence Analyst
Credit Union National Association
Madison WI

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