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Position: Serials Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Libraries seeks a dynamic professional to join the Bibliographic Services Unit.  Bringing strength in broad knowledge of bibliographic metadata, the successful candidate will work within an integrated, responsive team, responsible for the description of print and electronic serials and the development of core capacities for metadata manipulation. The successful candidate will provide leadership for both serials cataloguing and metadata manipulation, ensuring the provision of accurate and consistent metadata based on established, proprietary, and emergent standards and platforms. The Serials Metadata Librarian understands the evolving nature of bibliographic standards and practice and will monitor, evaluate, recommend and apply current and emerging trends and standards. In this context the position provides expertise and leadership in policy development related to the provision of access to library resources, and provides consultative services on policies, issues, formats and standards related to serials and metadata manipulation. The Serials Metadata Librarian will also be involved with training and mentoring staff as well as supporting special projects to ensure accurate data linking and metadata compatibility in the NEOS consortium catalogue and the Libraries’ discovery systems.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and ten million volumes.  The Libraries have a unique relationship with the broader community through NEOS, a central Alberta consortium consisting of 18 government, hospital, college and university libraries and through The Alberta Library. For more information, visit our web-site at

The Bibliographic Services Unit is responsible for the description of the Libraries’ collections across all subject areas and formats. Bibliographic Services is comprised of several teams, each responsible for the description of resources as needed for use in the ILS, discovery systems and institutional repositories. Key goals of Bibliographic Services are to help identify and implement strategies that effectively support resource description for enhanced discovery relevant to the teaching and research needs of the University of Alberta community.

For the full posting and to apply see:

Ian Bigelow
Cataloguing Coordinator 
University of Alberta Libraries