Cataloging and Metadata Librarian (Samford University, Alabama)
Samford University Library seeks a cataloging and metadata librarian. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately-funded and fully-accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The university library, with nearly one million holdings, serves the university community of more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 700 full-time employees.
Additional information about the university can be found at www.samford.edu. Position Description: The cataloging and metadata librarian reports to the chair of cataloging. The cataloging department is comprised of two librarians, three staff members, and some student workers. Duties: responsible for original, complex and copy cataloging of materials in all formats including electronic resources; assists in new workflows as technologies change; provides some training to staff and student assistants in cataloging and support tasks; serves as liaison between the cataloging department and on-campus center libraries; participates in reference rotations which entail some weekend and some night duty; additional duties as required. REQUIRED Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. 3 years of relevant library experience. Knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, MARC bibliographic and authority formats; familiarity with a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC; knowledge of trends in information processing relevant to libraries, archives and repositories; familiarity with an integrated library system. Ability to perform work with accuracy and perseverance; ability to work cooperatively and independently, with initiative and good judgment. Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication and presentation skills. Experience using technology to support innovative and /or productivity enhancements. The candidate must be supportive of the university’s Christian mission. PREFERRED Qualifications: University Library experience. Working knowledge of DACS, RDA and Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium ILS. Rank and Salary: Twelve-month, non-tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits/vacation package; tuition remission. Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume and professional references, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to: Jaro Szurek Chair of Cataloging and Search Committee Chair Samford University Library 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 205-726-4009 Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.