Friday, October 1, 2010

Metadata Cataloger - UNC Greensboro

The University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative librarian to serve in the position of Metadata Cataloger. This position is entrusted with ensuring that the University Libraries are providing high quality, efficient metadata that adhere to national standards and best practices. This is a tenure track position, and will have responsibility for providing guidance and expertise for the creation, delivery, maintenance and assessing of the library’s metadata services. The incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively in the planning and implementation of metadata standards for digital resources; including the selection of metadata schema, data elements, thesauri and assistance in creating crosswalks. The incumbent will oversee the planning and implementation of descriptive and subject metadata as well as authority control for the Library’s digital projects, such as the Literary Map of North Carolina and the Digital Archive on American Slavery.

The incumbent will have leadership responsibility for the UNCG NC DOCKS Contents Processing Team. NC DOCKS is a shared Institutional Repository (IR) with four other University of North Carolina institutions. The incumbent will manage the workflow for the addition of faculty articles and associated metadata to the IR, working with a variety of staff from technical services. The incumbent will have responsibility for managing the metadata activities from electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) including migrating metadata from IR to UNCG Library catalog.

The position requires knowledge of current cataloging standards/practices for original and complex copy cataloging as the incumbent assists in regular monographic cataloging as a resource person and also performs original and complex copy cataloging for designated Library of Congress Classification schedules including enhancing records in OCLC.

The Metadata Cataloger works in the Cataloging Department, and reports to the Head of Cataloging. Currently the incumbent supervises one staff member. The incumbent also will work collaboratively with the Digital Projects Coordinator and with the library’s Department of Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT) to participate in team-based digital initiatives. The incumbent will provide metadata advice and assistance to Special Collections and University Archives as needed. As a tenure track member of the faculty, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service to the library, the profession, and the community in accordance with the standards outlined within Libraries and University standards for tenure. Demonstrated professional achievement, professional service and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Required Qualifications
  • A masters degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Demonstrated knowledge with metadata and emerging standards, such as Dublin Core, XML, and EAD
  • Proven ability to apply AACRII, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21
  • Demonstrated knowledge of file formats, media migration, metadata management
Preferred Qualifications
  • Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting and experience with cataloging electronic resources
  • Experience with LC classification
  • Experience with SIRSI integrated library systems
  • Experience with adding article and/or theses to an Institutional Repository

For the complete position posting, including a complete listing of qualifications, please go to:

Preference will be given to applications received by October 31, 2010. Position will remain open until filled.

Send an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references to:

Kathy Bradshaw
Metadata Cataloger Search Committee
University Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

University Libraries

The University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the University through its print and electronic resources, reference and instructional services, and other outreach programs. With a budget of over $9 million, the collections include the 1.2 million book volumes, more than 47,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions, over 500 electronic databases, and 640,000 federal government documents. For more information regarding the University Libraries please visit: .

About Greensboro

Greensboro is a beautiful and thriving city of 259,000 with many outstanding public and private recreation areas and facilities. For a city of its size, Greensboro offers an extraordinary variety of visual and performing arts venues and programs. In addition, a major sports/entertainment coliseum, professional baseball stadium, and an exciting revitalized downtown district are located near UNCG. Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad Region (almost 2 million people) which has 11 colleges and universities within an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, historic sites, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s mountains are an easy two-hour drive and the Atlantic beaches of the Carolinas are just over three hours away.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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