Collection Services and Metadata Librarian

San Diego, CA
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Created: July 5, 2017


The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and
enthusiastic individual for a library faculty position as Collection
Services and Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will manage
daily operations for firm and standing order acquisitions, cataloging, and
authority control in Copley Library and will provide metadata expertise for
digital initiatives.

*Detailed Description:*

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the
direction of the Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, the Collection
Services and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supervising two staff
positions. He/she manages the acquisition and receipt of firm and standing
orders in digital or print format for Copley Library. As Copley Library’s
metadataspecialist, the Collection Services and Metadata Librarian provides
oversight for the cataloging of digital and print monographic, audiovisual
and other non-serial materials. Duties also include performing original
cataloging on a variety of formats and subject areas; collecting and
analyzing data and statistics of monographs and audiovisual resources for
budgeting and reporting; coordinating authority control and database
maintenance; staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related
to metadata, digital and print monographs publishing, and audiovisual
format developments; serving on relevant library and university committees;
and participating in professional organizations that focus on acquisitions
and cataloging. This position serves as a liaison to one academic
department. This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.

*Major Duties include:*

· Manages daily operations for firm and standing order acquisition
and cataloging in Copley Library

· Serves as Metadata Specialist for Copley Library

· Assists the Head of Collections, Access and Discovery with
planning and implementing best practices in cataloging and acquisitions of
digital and print monographic, standing order and audiovisual resources

· Collects and analyzes data and statistics for monographs and
audiovisual resources

· Coordinate authority control and database maintenance activities

· Miscellaneous other activities

· Other duties as assigned

*Job Requirements*


· ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree

· Experience with an integrated library system, preferably III’s

· Demonstrated training or experience working in
cataloging/metadata with
knowledge of AACR2 and RDA standards; MARC and Dublin Core formats; OCLC
Connexion; and Library of Congress subject headings and classification

· Experience with authority control

· Strong analytical, problem solving, time management, and
organizational skills, as well as attention to detail

· Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

· Experience using spreadsheets

· Capable of working with Head of Collections, Access and Discovery
and the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

· Serve on relevant library and university committees

· Serve as a liaison to one academic department

· Meet requirements of tenure and promotion of the library
Reappointment, Rank and Tenure process, including pursuing a research
agenda and participating in professional organizations within the field of
academic librarianship or job-related field.

· Ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and staff and
faculty in academic departments

· Ability to work well individually and within a team in an evolving
work environment


· Two or more years of related experience in cataloging or
acquisitions within technical servicesoperation in an academic library

· Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems, such as XML,
Oxygen, MarcEdit

· Experience in collection development/acquisitions

· Experience with cataloging a variety of formats

· Experience with metadata and digital projects

· Supervisory experience

*Additional Details: *

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and
underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to
include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you
by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus
Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view
all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources:
Benefits <>

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more
information visit

Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin July 15, 2017, and
continues until the position is filled.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background
check, to include social security verification and federal/county criminal

*How to Apply: *

To apply, go to and
follow these steps:

1) Click on the link for current faculty openings.

2) Click on the link for IRC22735.

3) Click Apply Now and register as an applicant.

4) Please upload the following documents (please do not send any
additional materials). If you have difficulty uploading any documents,
please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725 and
reference job posting IRC22735.

a) Letter of application

b) Resume

c) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University
Library, (619) 260-2370,

How to apply


Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
Dean of the University Library
(619) 260-2370


Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 18:48 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 18:48 UTC