Distinctive Collections Cataloguing Librarian
McMaster University – Hamilton, ON
Job Title: Distinctive Collections Cataloguing Librarian
Employee Group: McMaster University Academic Librarians Association
35hrs per week
Level 1, 2 or 3
McMaster University Library is seeking a knowledgeable and collaborative librarian to join the Distinctive Collections Division.
The Distinctive Collections Cataloguing Librarian will assist the Library’s Distinctive Collections Division in addressing a backlog of uncatalogued rare and unique materials, largely held by the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections. The incumbent will apply recognized standards and local practices to add or create appropriate and complete records (bibliographic, holdings, items, etc.) that describe and support the ongoing discovery, access, and management of these resources. The incumbent will ensure that these materials are included in the shared catalogue and discovery platforms of the OCUL Collaborative Futures program of which McMaster is a member, OCLC’s WorldCat database, and will support delivery of data to other shared databases (e.g., ESTC) that facilitate discovery by a global scholarly community. They will also participate as requested in other Ready Division activities including providing reference service in the Division and assisting with outreach or teaching activities.
The successful candidate will:
This is a full time, 24-month contractually-limited appointment reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Distinctive Collections. Normally scheduled weekly hours will be Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (35 hours/week).
The successful candidate must have the following:
Additional qualifications that may be beneficial include:
It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I, II, or III, with an annual salary range of $61,040.74-$87,948.94, $66,590.09-$98,238.69, or $72,139.43-$109,044.61 respectively. This position is included in the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association bargaining unit. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The full Position Responsibility Statement is available from the Library Human Resources Office. Further information about the University Library is available at http://library.mcmaster.ca.
McMaster University Library expects librarians to be active and engaged with the broader library and research community through both professional service and professional or scholarly activity as defined in Article 3 of the MUALA Collective Agreement.
Qualified persons who wish to be considered for this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae with a covering letter. The estimated start date for this position is December 1, 2022.
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