Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Wayne, NJ
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Created: April 29, 2019


The Cheng Library is hiring for a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Please see below for full job description and link to the application: 

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Posting Date: April 24, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the rank of Librarian III.

Under the supervision of the Head of Cataloging and Bibliographic Services, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian ensures access to the Library’s various collections by performing work related to cataloging and metadata, establishing best practices, standards, and metadata creation procedures, creating original cataloging of print and digital materials in a variety of formats.

Department Overview:

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library is a major center of activity within William Paterson University, admired for its high standards of customer service and commitment to student success. The Cataloging Department provides and maintains intellectual access to the Library’s print and electronic collections.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of materials in a variety of formats, using MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCCS/LCSH, OCLC and the Library’s integrated library system; resolves discrepancies; maintains database integrity
Develops policies, best practices, and procedures, especially in the area of emerging formats, including metadata standards
Collaborates with Library Information Systems group, creating reports and workflows in support of Division goals
Commits to training as participant and trainer; self-development and staff development
Provides intra-departmental project leadership on projects related to bibliographic control and metadata issues
Participates in the Library’s User Education program
Provides general Reference Desk coverage, including on weekdays and weekends
Participates in the Library’s Liaison program by serving as a selector to assigned departments and taking part in collection development activities
Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate


ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment)
A second graduate degree is required for tenure
Advanced course work or experience in cataloging
Familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards
Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience cataloging digital and non-print materials in an ILS
Second master’s degree

Personal attributes and traits:

Track record of exhibiting emotional intelligence
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and collegial
Capacity to objectively listen to, understand and interpret what others are saying.
Capable of presenting position, opinion, and feeling in written or oral form in a way others will listen, understand, and be influenced
Evidence of being able to work independently and self-direct toward agreed upon goals and deadlines

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Invitation to apply:     

Please visit this link to apply for the position:

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete and application
Submit a cover letter & CV
Provide names/contacts of three professional references
Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please contact should you have general questions related to this search.

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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 21:33 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 21:33 UTC