University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, 2014

Assistant Professor, Tenure Leading

catalog and metadata Librarian



The University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, innovative, service-oriented person to be a Catalog and Metadata Librarian.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Catalog and Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with other library faculty and reports to the Chair of Technical Services. This 12-month, tenure-track position follows the scholar-practitioner model. As a member of the Technical Services Faculty, the Catalog and Metadata Librarian performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats in a variety of subjects and languages according to national standards and using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system and OCLC, and participates in metadata projects and digital initiatives. Works with faculty and staff colleagues as part of a service-centered Technical Services department. Works with other TS faculty to develop and plan the integration of metadata, metadata use and practices, including establishing workflows and standards for new digital projects, and investigating new approaches for creating, implementing, and maintaining metadata records. Assists with the training of library staff and students. Participates in enrichment of the national shared database, OCLC, through its Enhance and upgrade functions, and by contributing name and subject authority records to NACO. Serves as a resource person for staff.  Participates in departmental, library-wide, and university faculty committees. Actively engages in ongoing professional development, scholarship, and service.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program (must be completed prior to beginning the position); Knowledge of national standards such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, MARC21, LCSH, LC classification, LC subject headings, and non-MARC schemes (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS); Familiarity with current trends and developments in cataloging and emerging technologies; Ability to work with non-English language materials; excellent analytical, organizational, and time-management skills; ability to work flexibly and creatively in a rapidly changing environment; Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team; demonstrated scholarly potential; demonstrated potential for professional development and growth; excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community members; ability to meet standards for promotion and tenure, including research leading to peer reviewed publications and service.  Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science-related field or other strong knowledge of science. Experience with repository platforms (e.g. ContentDM, institutional repository, or digital library platforms) and next generation information discovery systems; Proficiency in German, French, Spanish, Russian or other Slavic  languages.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applications received by February 15, 2014 will be assured of full consideration. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed. To be considered for the position, go to requisition #F_130229 and click on “Apply to this job” complete the form and attach required documents.


SALARY:  $51,000 minimum.  Salary is negotiable and will be based upon qualifications of the successful candidate.


STARTING DATE:  April 2014; Negotiable.


The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.