Metadata Librarian/Cataloger

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Created: February 28, 2013


Metadata Librarian/Cataloger: Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine is looking for individuals with a mastery of traditional cataloging standards and practices who are willing to explore and apply emerging schemes for resource discovery; works in a highly collaborative environment.

Duties include: developing and implementing solutions using emerging schema to ensure user-centered access to all resources; tracking developments on metadata standards; original cataloging of a wide variety of formats including born digital materials, media and maps with contribution to national utilities; participation in training and support activities for cataloging staff.

Required:  Typically has the education associated with an ALA-accredited MLS and some professional experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education; knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards schema such as Dublin Core, AACR2, RDA, LCSH and a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC; previous experience cataloging materials in print and electronic formats ; experience with web page development; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated successful experience in working independently and as part of a team.

Preferred: Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium information systems; experience with tools related to the loading and integration of MARC records; experience digitizing and providing access to special or archival collection.

The University of Maine is the Land Grant University and Sea Grant College for the State of Maine.  It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.  The University of Maine has approximately 11,300 students and 728 faculty.  The Raymond H. Fogler Library has a collection of more than a million volumes and a staff of 24 professionals and 45 support staff. The library uses the INNOPAC integrated system and has developed Mariner, a digital library.  It is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent depository.

This is a 12 month, full-time position with a projected starting salary range of $40,461-$45,000  and an excellent benefits package.  More information regarding the job description may be found at Review of applications will begin immediately.  Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Karen Stewart, Office of the Dean of Libraries, 5729 Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5729 or

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University website is:  On January 1, 2011, UMaine became a tobacco-free campus.  Information regarding UMaine’s tobacco-free policy is online at  Appropriate Background Checks Required.

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