Not only is OCLC at the top of what it does for the global library and information industry, it’s also a great place to work. Computerworld in its June 18 issue ranked OCLC for a seventh consecutive year in the top 100 best places to work in information technology.
If you or someone you know seeks work in a corporate library and archives setting, here is a chance. We seek candidates for a Curator, Corporate Heritage position at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. Before you go online to apply, here is what you need to know:
- Develop, execute and evaluate the strategic vision and priorities for collecting materials of permanent value to OCLC.
- Develop written policy statements and procedural guidelines for the collection, including access to and use of both public and confidential materials. Monitor and provide reports on the use of collection.
- Assure access to records in compliance with ISO 9001.
- Create metadata to provide access to items and collections and prepare document descriptions and finding aids for use of collections.
- Coordinate corporate records retention policies with other areas (e.g., Finance, Legal, Human Resources, and Marketing).
- Promote the use and understanding of the collections and communicate the value of corporate heritage for public relations and pro bono activities of OCLC.
- Coordinate access to OCLC’s digital assets through the top level of the OCLC intranet, the OCLC Library web site, and the OCLC Archive.
- Back up the Electronic Resources Librarian.
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or other Master’s degree. Concentration in archives preferred.
- Three years’ experience in archives
- Knowledge of OCLC and its role in the history of librarianship
- Ability to create original bibliographic records in WorldCat
- Ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
- Excellent verbal, written and analytic communication skills with all levels of users
- Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and manage long-term projects
- Familiarity with integrated library systems, content management software and CONTENTdm desirable
What you should also know, is there is a chance for you to process the Frederick G. Kilgour papers. If you don’t know who he is, find out because you might get a chance to show human resources that you have done your OCLC research.
You would have fun working inside OCLC’s library, described on our company intranet as “A great place to use your laptop, write, think, or read the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.” A museum also houses pieces of our past, including the 1876 first edition of the 44-page book, Dewey Decimal Classification.