Cataloger/Metadata Librarian (University of Central Florida Libraries, Florida)

Cataloger/Metadata Librarian (University of Central Florida Libraries, Florida)

Responsibilities: The University of Central Florida seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Cataloger/Metadata Librarian. She or he will be responsible for making both digital and physical collections available to users by creating accurate and helpful metadata records for materials in a variety of formats using MARC, Dublin Core, XML, and other formats as appropriate. The successful candidate will bring energy and an expansive vision to the department, leading the effort to optimize metadata output and finding new ways to use metadata to expose the library’s collections.

The Cataloger/Metadata Librarian will coordinate metadata training for other catalogers. She or he will work closely with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and the Head of Special Collections to create metadata for digital collections. (A list of currently available collections can be found at: The Cataloger/Metadata Librarian will monitor national and international trends in metadata, cataloging, and discovery; foster a culture of productivity and user-centered practices; and organize training to ensure that members of the department are current in their metadata skills. The person in this position will report to the Head of Cataloging. As a member of the UCF faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to be active in research and professional service. More information at Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited institution; Working knowledge of MARC21 or non-MARC metadata schema including but not limited to MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.; Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development. Preferred: Experience with a major ILS, preferably Aleph; Working knowledge of the OCLC Connexion client; Familiarity with LC classification and subject headings; Familiarity with AACR2, RDA, and the FRBR concepts; Experience with controlled vocabularies or taxonomies, such as LCSH, MESH, etc.; Experience with a digital collections creation and management tool, such as ContentDM; Familiarity with HTML and XML; Familiarity with repository software, such as DSpace, EPrints, Fedora, etc.; Proficiency in a standard project management application, such as MS Project, BaseCamp, or ProjectPier; Excellent project management skills; Experience as a trainer; Ability to work independently and apply good judgment; Ability to solve problems in a team environment; Excellent analytical skills; Strong user focus; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Experience in an academic research library. Salary and Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an entry range of high-$30K’s to mid-$40K’s. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with insurance and retirement benefits, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and no state income tax. To Apply: For position number 38160 submit a letter of application addressing the stated qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references at by the closing date, December 1, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions may be directed to UCF Human Resources: or 407-823-2771. Searches are conducted in accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws. UCF is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

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