Georgia Southern University – Catalog / Metadata Librarian

The Collection and Resource Services Department in the Zach S. Henderson Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Catalog/Metadata Librarian.  Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,000 students in fall 2011, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. In 2011, Georgia Southern was named the fourth most popular university in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 20 Most Popular Universities.” The nearly 700-acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Zach S. Henderson Library’s mission is to support the University by proving access to information, collections, and services designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University.  In addition, the Library promotes independent lifelong learning, employs a learner-centered service ethic, and ensures a comfortable and secure study environment.  The Catalog/Metadata Librarian plays a pivotal role in the library’s mission, working in a collaborative team environment to facilitate discovery and access to library collections, information, and knowledge for the student, researcher and scholar alike.
Position Description: Reports to the Coordinator of Cataloging & Metadata. The Catalog/ Metadata Librarian serves as a member of the Cataloging & Metadata Team to provide, maintain, and enhance metadata for digital materials as well as perform cataloging for library materials in print and electronic formats.  The Catalog/Metadata Librarian works with special collections materials to prepare them for digitization and to organize the collection into a digital collection management system for access and discovery.  Some reference assistance for special collections is required as well as ongoing assessment of workflows and access and discovery functionality. The Catalog/Metadata librarian supervises one full-time staff member and possibly student assistants.
The position is a 12-month tenure track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor. Entry level salary is $40,000 and is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  In accordance with University System of Georgia requirements for promotion and tenure, all library faculty must achieve the following: superior professional performance, demonstrating excellence in librarianship; outstanding service to the institution, profession, and/or the community; outstanding research, scholarship, creative activity or academic achievement; professional growth and development.

Screening of applications begins February 1, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is July 1, 2012.  A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; 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 will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Charles Skewis, Search Chair, Search #64636
Collection & Resource Services Department
Zach S. Henderson Library
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8074
Statesboro GA 30460-8074
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5114

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