Discovery Metadata Librarian (SUNY Potsdam)

The successful candidate will be excited by our professional transition away from traditional library cataloging and toward metadata creation in support of print and digital collections, and eager to consider new opportunities, creative applications of technology, and sustainable project implementation. The Discovery Metadata Librarian will leverage a strong interest in information users’ values and needs to work with existing traditional cataloging systems in support of the teaching, research, and preservation needs of the College community. S/he will also explore new initiatives and approaches to cataloging in support of emerging discovery tools, digitizing local collections, and working with students and faculty to chart a path for the online life of the College’s successful undergraduate research programs. This is an ideal opportunity for a librarian interested in the blend of tradition and experimentation, and for an individual whose interests lie in joining a small academic library committed to supporting teaching and learning in a dynamic, transparent, and flexible environment.

Near term projects in which the Discovery Metadata Librarian will be a key stakeholder, participant, or project leader may include:

  •   Review and revision of current cataloging policies for online resources as more information transitions from print to online
  • Integration of purchase-on-demand e-books into current acquisitions, ILL, and cataloging environments
  • Investigation, selection, and implementation of a discovery layer
  • Partnering with the College Archivist as the College prepares for its Bicentennial celebration in 2016, working on digitizing, describing, and making accessible teaching and research collections pertaining to the College’s history
  • Collaboration with new and sustained undergraduate research initiatives to create a repository of student accomplishments or otherwise showcase and enhance the undergraduate research process

For full job description and qualifications, see

Jenica P. Rogers
Director of Libraries
College Libraries, SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

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