Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services-Cataloging

Brown University

Provicence, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


Not Specified


Providence, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Job Summary:  Performs cataloging related tasks for library materials in all languages and formats for library resources to be accessible in a timely manner via the library discovery tool. Works with bibliographic, authority and inventory metadata for data modification and maintenance purposes using relevant library platforms (e.g., Alma, etc.) and bibliographic utilities (e.g., OCLC Connexion, etc.) This is a Library Union position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with specific subject area expertise as required or equivalent
  • experience
  • Knowledge of MARC preferred; cataloging experience preferred (demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards preferred); Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Requires attention to detail, ability to work independently, and ability to adapt quickly to changing policies and procedures; Capacity to learn new technologies and systems
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Strong computer skills, ability to use computer software packages (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a Team environment and to actively participate in team-based decision making
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace

The Community

All members of the Brown University Library team are vital contributors to our mission to advance instruction, learning, and research at Brown University in an environment of creativity and inclusivity. A community of academic, professional, and organizational learning, the Library embraces people who span a wide range of viewpoints, life experiences, and intellectual pursuits. Together, we preserve the past and innovate for the future. The Library’s strategic objectives are responsive to and strengthened by Library-wide goals that act upon the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as reflected in the backgrounds and experiences of our people as well as our approaches to the materials, methods, and accessibility of scholarship. Similarly, we want to find new ways for scholarship and practice at the Library to have a positive impact on the wider community in Providence and beyond. As reflected in our strategic objectives, the Library should not only be responding to the legacies of historic inequity and injustice, but also taking action through its work and expertise to overcome them. We invite candidates with initiative, unique perspectives, inventive thinking, and a passion for collaboration to join the University's global mission of leadership and academic excellence.


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Posted Dec 2, 2021