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Montana State University Lib Tech II - Metadata and Government Documents Technician in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23051

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis at 406-994-4997 or at robin@montana.edu

Classification Title Library Tech II

Working Title Lib Tech II - Metadata and Government Documents Technician

Brief Position Overview

Position Number 4M0076

Department Library

Division Library

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $17.50 per hour

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Working as a member of the Cataloging, Metadata, and Processing unit of the Collection Access and Technical Services ( CATS ) department, this position performs metadata creation and assigns semantic web topics for library collections, using appropriate schema, to ensure materials in all physical and digital forms are optimally accessible; refines and improves metadata for library collections based on search engine optimization best practices; and performs data entry of metadata records into a variety of databases, digital asset management systems, and other applications, using specialized software tools; and is responsible for managing all physical processing and mendery (where library materials are repaired) activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operating with some autonomy, perform metadata creation and assign Library of Congress subject headings for materials in all physical and digital forms using appropriate schema, to ensure materials are optimally accessible, and perform data entry of metadata records into a variety of databases, digital asset management systems, and other applications, using specialized software tools.

  • Partner and work in cross-functional teams with other MSU Library staff on areas related to metadata creation and access.

  • Refine and improve metadata for library collections based on search engine optimization best practices, manipulate large files of data using specialized software, to add unique local information, and to provide quality control.

  • Performs data entry of metadata records into a variety of databases, digital asset management systems, and other applications, using specialized software tools.

  • Navigate specialized databases related to Federal Depository Library Program ( FDLP ) to handle selection, deselection, and to track changes/modifications to U.S. government documents.

  • Supervise activities of student employee(s) in regard to government documents.

  • Provide monthly statistics and activity reports to the Head of Collection Access and Technical Services.

  • Keep abreast of current issues and trends in metadata practices, linked data, and the Semantic Web.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years post-secondary education and/or an equivalent amount of experience.

  • Demonstrated competence using personal computers and various software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, email, internet, and relational databases (Microsoft Office 365 suite preferred).

  • Ability to follow established procedures and perform work requiring attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working in an academic library.

  • Knowledge of library systems such as electronic databases, online catalogs, and discovery services.

  • Experience using metadata schema, cataloging tools and services available from bibliographic utilities. (Such as AACR2, RDA , MARC , MODS , OCLC Connexion, Ex Libris’ Alma, LCSH , and MarcEdit).

  • Knowledge of various controlled vocabularies (such as LCSH , TGM , AAT , MESH , BISAC , etc.)

  • Experience working with Federal Depository Library Program ( FDLP ) materials.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Must be very detail-oriented and possess strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Must communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Possess ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently and operate on own initiative with little supervision.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to shelve and retrieve library materials from shelves up to 7 feet high.

  • Must be able to lift and handle semi-heavy books and to transport heavily loaded book trucks.

  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment.

  • Must be able to work at computer terminals for at least 3-4 hours a day

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on September 12, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-guidelines/affirmative_action_plan.html.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/policy/discrimination/index.html.

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