University of Minnesota Libraries

Special Collections Metadata Librarian

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Special
collections Metadata Librarian.  With collections of over 8 million
volumes, the University of Minnesota Libraries ( is
recognized for rich historical and special collections, innovative
technologies, and model programs in support of research and learning.  The
Libraries’ current plan ( ) positions the
organization as a strategic institutional asset and advances collaborative
models for creating and supporting knowledge resources for the campus and
global communities.

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ rare, special, and archival
collections are among the largest in the U.S. with extensive individual and
organizational archives. The collections draw extensive campus use and
significant visiting researchers from around the globe. Special collections
cataloging staff work closely with curators and archivists in the Archives
and Special Collections Department.

This position resides within the Data Management & Access Department
 (DMA), which has a diverse portfolio of responsibilities. As a department
in the Data & Technology Division, DMA provides leadership, consultative
services, and practical application of metadata content standards and
schema for discovery and access of Libraries’ materials and resources. The
department provides operational leadership for the Libraries’ enterprise
integrated library system (Alma), technical leadership for our discovery
system (Primo), and expertise and direction for Alma analytics, reporting
and the systematic collection and analysis of organizational data for the
Libraries. Department staff are actively involved in the national
initiatives of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging
(PCC), including BIBCO, NACO, SACO,  as well as  BIBFRAME, and committee
activities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and Ex
Libris users’ groups (ELUNA and IgeLU).

Among the position's responsibilities are providing intellectual access for
materials held in the various units of the Archives and Special Collections
Department and in digital repositories, by performing original and complex
copy cataloging using descriptive standards such as Resource Description
and Access (RDA), Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM), and
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), and utilizing a variety of
encoding standards such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS and Encoded Archival
Description (EAD).

Required qualifications include: an American Library Association accredited
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science (by time of appointment) or
foreign equivalent; a minimum of one year original cataloging experience,
applying current standards and systems including AACR2, RDA, Library of
Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and OCLC
Connexion and library management and discovery systems; and experience with
principles of authority control, including selecting and applying
controlled vocabularies.

For complete description, qualifications and to apply, go to:

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
Manager, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Unit
University of Minnesota Libraries
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