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Catalog Metadata Librarian

Posted by: Georgia Southern University

Posted date: 2018-Jan-30

Location: Zach S. Henderson Library - Georgia Southern University

Reporting to the Head of Collection and Resource Services Department, the Catalog Metadata librarian requires advanced cataloging knowledge and skills in order to support the cataloging, metadata, and discovery services of the department. The Catalog Metadata librarian performs original cataloging of diverse materials in a full range of subject areas and oversees quality of control of previously cataloged content. The position is a 12-month tenure track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Catalog Metadata librarian supervises several cataloging staff members as well as student interns and student assistants.
Job Title Catalog Metadata Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Zach S. Henderson Library - Georgia Southern University
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Certification Required? No
City Statesboro
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications ALA-accredited masters degree
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
Minimum of one year of demonstrated professional cataloging experience
Ability to create original as well as copy bibliographic records for monographs, serials, non-print materials, digital resources, and special collections
Working knowledge of cataloging schemas, MARC and non-MARC, and best practices
Working knowledge of digitization principles/practices and archival standards
Working knowledge of library trends in metadata, resource discovery & access, and digital resources
Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion and integration with library management systems
Demonstrated aptitude for using technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the library as well as university faculty
Ability to provide cataloging metrics for reporting
Interest in and potential for meeting established promotion and tenure criteria
Application Instructions Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is negotiable. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Debra Skinner, Search Chair, Search #67522
Georgia Southern University
Collection & Resource Services Department
Zach S. Henderson Library
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5025
Web Link
Special Notes More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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