Non-Roman Languages Cataloging Coordinator

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries is currently seeking applications for a Non-Roman Languages Cataloging Coordinator within the Content and Access Department to coordinate, plan, develop, evaluate, and supervise the Non-Roman languages cataloging section within the University Libraries; develop, implement, evaluate, and manage special departmental projects; identify staff needs and conduct relevant trainings; perform original and complex copy cataloging of materials representing all levels of difficulty, subjects, and formats according to RDA, LCRIs, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats; participate in the NACO, SACO, and BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and performing authority work in accordance with local and national standards and guidelines; develop and implement workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog Non-Roman collections material; manage daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to section staff, serve as a resource for cataloging questions and carry out quality control; provide training for section staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures; coordinate receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions, Languages and Areas Studies, Special Collection and Description, and Preservation to verify receipt and determine priority and processing plans; participate in the department special projects, as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in History, Non-Roman languages or related field, or equivalent combination of education/experience; demonstrated awareness of national trends in cataloging of Non-Roman Languages materials; 2 years’ experience with original and copy cataloging of library materials across various levels of difficulties, subjects, and formats; experience with project planning and development of workflows; strong communication skills and attention to detail; knowledge and experience in standards used for library cataloging including RDA, MARC, AACR2 or an equivalent combination of education/experience; experience with NACO, SACO, and BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); experience performing authority work in accordance with local and national standards and guidelines.

Desired qualifications: Excellent English communication skills; reading knowledge of 1 Non-Roman language; facility w/ other Non-Roman languages; experience in an integrated library system (e.g., Millennium or Sierra); experience with training development and facilitation; experience in building and cultivating essential partnerships with key stakeholders to promote organizational goals; demonstrated initiative with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization; experience planning and overseeing cataloging in several foreign languages; experience supervising, delegating, and motivating a team; strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills; previous supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to manage a diverse group of catalogers and students.

Please apply online at from February 18, 2017 through February 26, 2017.




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Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; A demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data; Experience developing user-centered instruction including work with scalable solutions and online delivery mechanisms; Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others; Familiarity with the DMPTool or the DMPonline; Experience with data management and curation, with a focus on research practices relating to data organization, metadata schemas for data sets, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval; Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Ability to work with faculty and research support staff in a higher education setting.