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Cataloguing Librarian

Closes on Saturday, April 15, 2023
McGill University Library
Montreal, QC
Full Time (Permanent / Tenure Track)
Organization Name
McGill University Library
Job Title
Cataloguing Librarian
Job Type
Full Time (Permanent / Tenure Track)
Montreal /Quebec / Canada. Work on site
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
Starting annual salary: $60,000. Salary commensurate with experience
Target Audience
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
Cataloguing LibrarianCollection ServicesDeadline to apply: April 15, 2023, 11:59pmFull-time, tenure-track librarian position (three years, with possibility of renewal)Salary minimum: salary commensurate with experiencePosting number: JR0000038149The McGill Library seeks a collaborative, user-centred, tech-savvy and highly motivated individual for the position of Cataloguing Librarian. This member of Collection Services works with metadata and library systems to describe and catalogue material in all formats and a variety of languages. They will participate in the NACO authority programme and cataloguing projects. As needed, they will work with metadata in batches and use editing tools. The ideal candidate possesses strong problem-solving skills and works well in a team environment.THE McGILL LIBRARYLocated in Montréal, one of the world’s great multicultural and multilingual cities, McGill University is internationally recognized for its excellence as a leading institution of higher education and research. For nearly 200 years, through the work of dedicated people, McGill has been breaking ground in diverse fields and contributing solutions to some of the world’s most significant issues. McGill is also the most internationally diverse research-intensive university in Canada, with over 32% of its students coming to McGill from more than 150 countries. The University systematically appears on the annual list of the best employers in Montreal.The McGill Library is committed to delivering high-quality, innovative information products, services and programs that focus on client needs and support the University’s strategic mission and directions. The Library proactively supports the teaching, learning and research needs of faculty and students to fulfill McGill’s strategic mission of excellence as a research-intensive, student-centred university.The McGill Library has the largest collection in Quebec and is one of Canada’s largest academic libraries with over six million monograph titles and 150,000 e-journals and databases. The Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the HathiTrust Digital Library.INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STAFFInformation about the University and the McGill Library can be found on the University’s web site. As a tenure stream appointee, the successful candidate is expected to satisfy the requirements in the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff.DUTY STATEMENTDuties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:• Interpret and apply guidelines, policies, and best practices for cataloguing and resource description, as well as procedures to create, verify, and edit metadata in the areas of descriptive cataloguing, subject cataloguing, and classification.• Ensure effective and appropriate intellectual access is provided to the collections.• Balance activities related to cataloguing in various formats with other cataloguing responsibilities and duties.• Maintain an in-depth knowledge of various in-house and external library systems related to cataloguing and authorities.• Work in partnership with other Library staff and sections, as well as external groups, on specific projects, leading such projects when necessary.Reporting relationshipThe Cataloguing Librarian reports to the Coordinator Cataloguing and Metadata, Collection Services.SELECTION CRITERIARequired:1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent.2. Demonstrated experience in cataloguing, and the application of guidelines, policies, and best practices for metadata creation, including international standards and controlled vocabularies.3. Ability to work effectively autonomously and collaboratively in a team environment.4. Ability to understand and respond to priorities and trends in the Library and University environments.5. Customer-focused; ability to turn user needs into recommendations for improved workflows and processes.6. Evidence of commitment to meeting the needs of diverse populations of users and staff.7. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including abilities in both English and French. McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing.8. Demonstrated creative and analytical thinking skills, good problem solving ability and attention to detail.Preferred:9. Knowledge of tools to assist in the large-scale creation and processing of e-resources metadata, such as MARCEdit and OpenRefine.10. Experience cataloguing a variety of formats of materials, in a variety of languages.11. Project management experience.APPLICATION PROCEDUREApplications should address the above selection criteria, be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees and should be submitted by as one (1) .pdf document.To apply: TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITYMcGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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