Librarian - Metadata (S01835P)

Arlington, Texas
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Salary: Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.
Created: October 4, 2019


This position reports to the Head of Special Collections and Archives and will help chart the library's long-range plans for cataloging and metadata initiatives.  The Metadata Librarian evaluates and implements existing and new content standards for continued resource access and discovery by providing organization and bibliographic control of library resources in all formats and all encoding levels with an emphasis on Special Collections materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Performs original and copy cataloging for cartographic materials in Special Collections.

2.      Performs original and copy cataloging for Special Collections non-cartographic materials in all formats. Creates and maintains MARC records for archival collections to upload to OCLC; reviews non-MARC format archival finding aids to upload to Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO).

3.      Leads discussion and training for new cataloging and metadata policy, best practices, and workflows.

4.      Participates in cross functional campus or Library teams.

Performs other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

·        Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

·        Computer literate and technologically adept.

·        Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.

·        Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.

Preferred qualifications:

·        Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree.

·        Experience in original cataloging of cartographic materials and primary resources and formats beyond monographs and serials.

·        Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MARCXML.

·        Experience with XML, linked data, and BIBFRAME.

·        Experience with Alma, a Unified Resource Management system.

·        Reading knowledge of two or more foreign languages, particularly Spanish, French, German, Italian and Latin.

·        Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

·        Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors

·        Advanced project planning and management skills

·        Effective time management skills

·        Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff.

·        Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.

·        Advanced customer experience skills

·        Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills

·        Ability to pay attention to detail

·        Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations

·        Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking

More Info:

This job may close at any time. This is a non-tenure track position.

This position will include non-traditional work hours such as evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the university community.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.


Published: Saturday, October 5, 2019 15:00 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 5, 2019 15:00 UTC