Monday, June 21, 2010

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The University Library seeks a collegial, committed, and energetic librarian to provide leadership and guidance in developing, delivering, maintaining and assessing the library’s cataloging and metadata services.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian coordinates the cataloging of library materials, regardless of format, including monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, ETDs and special collections. The successful candidate will supervise, train and evaluate staff in cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation; work closely with staff to evaluate and document policies, procedures and efficient workflows within the department; and, work with Digital Library Services and other departments to establish relevant metadata policies, procedures and workflows for digital projects. As a faculty member, the cataloging and metadata librarian will perform administrative duties and participate in university and professional activities, including research, publication, planning and decision making processes for the department and library.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian reports to the Head Technical Services and supervises two Library Technical Assistants in the Cataloging Unit.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:


• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Experience working in an academic library
• Experience with MARC, AACR2R, LCSH, LC Classification, OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
• Professional understanding and knowledge of various non-MARC metadata formats, such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS and MODS
• Familiarity with current trends, best practices and emerging issues in metadata, digitization and library automation
• Demonstrated project management and problem solving abilities
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to providing user-oriented services
• Ability to pass a background check

• Experience with batch processing of records in a library environment
• Experience developing macros to enhance productivity
• Experience with digital collection management systems, such as CONTENTdm and Digital Commons
• Supervisory and/or training experience
• Reading knowledge of one or more non-English Western European languages

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include:
Teachers Retirement System,
TIAA–CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity
Twenty-one days vacation Group health and life insurance
Twelve paid holidays Social Security
Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits
Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities
Non-Tenure track

Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $46,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin July 26, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

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