Metadata Librarian

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Created: December 1, 2014


 This position provides organization and bibliographic control of library resources in all formats and all encoding levels. The incumbent reports to the Head of Access and Discovery and will help chart the library's long-range plans for cataloging collections, supporting digital initiatives and ILS data remediation.

1. Performs original, copy, and adaptive cataloging in all formats in accordance of RDA standards and supports digital initiatives in metadata description and record customization.
2. Performs bulk import and authority control, and maintains quality control of data, troubleshoots collection access and discovery related issues, and creates customized SQL reports
3. Develops and coordinates best practices in providing a general approach to metadata works to ensure interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library and contributes to the development, implementation, and evaluation of metadata and cataloging policies, and procedures for the library and the institutional repository
4. Assists and/or manages special cataloging or metadata projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by the Department Head. May lead project staff to create descriptive metadata for these projects and for Open Access contributions to the UTA institutional repository
5. Participates in cross functional campus or Library teams and participates in professional growth activities
6. May hire, train, and supervise student workers to perform preliminary description activities and other duties as assigned.

• An MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution at the time of appointment is required

• Experience in cataloging, subject analysis, and authority control
• Knowledge of current and emerging metadata standards and practices including RDA and FRBR
• Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata schema, including RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, MARCXML and etc.
• Knowledge of XML
• Proficiency in understanding data structures and developing SQL queries
• Proficiency with one or more of the following languages: Perl, PHP, or Python
• Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and work effectively in a team environment
• Strong commitment to service.

• Experience with an ILS – preferably Voyager
• Experience with record customization and import en masse
• Knowledge of digital repository systems – preferably DSpace

• Knowledge of MARC21 and/or non-MARC metadata schemas
• Knowledge of Microsoft Access and SQL
• Proficiency with one or more of the following languages: Perl, PHP, or Python

General office conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.

All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be considered. is a direct link or go to and go to LIBRARY and then Metadata Librarian - Library.

Curriculum vitae and Letter of Interest. *Final candidate/s are required to supply a list of Professional References (with contact information). *Final candidate/s are required to deliver a one hour presentation, including Q&A, during the on campus interview. The topic will be communicated to candidate/s prior to on campus interview. This is a non-tenure track position.

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