Metadata and Cataloguing Librarian

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Created: January 8, 2011


Cross-posted... apologies for the duplication. Thanks, - mt


Metadata and Cataloguing Librarian

The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service excellence to the University and its communities, seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Metadata and Cataloguing Librarian. Working within a team environment, the successful candidate will monitor, evaluate, recommend and apply established and emerging metadata schemes to information resources, and provide expertise and leadership in policy development relating to metadata for library resources.

Responsibilities include providing metadata and cataloguing and classification of materials in various formats; monitoring developments in metadata standards and supporting technologies; analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of metadata schemes for various types of electronic resources on library digitisation projects; evaluation and selection or design of tools to support metadata creation, harvesting and migration; acting as a system-wide resource and providing staff training and awareness relating to creation and use of catalogue records and other metadata; collaborating with appropriate staff in the development and application of techniques and measurements to assess the effectiveness of traditional and emerging metadata in meeting user needs; liaising with consortial partners and other campus groups, including collaboration on projects; and participating, when appropriate, in regional, national and international initiatives to promote shared development and use of metadata and its standards and practices. Responsibilities may also include providing reference services and/or collection management/liaison services.

Qualifications will include a Masters in Library Science degree from an accredited library school as well as substantial experience with AACR, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, and library automated systems. Experience with emerging metadata schemes such as RDA, Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, EAD, TEI, MARCXML and RDF is required, as well as knowledge of authority control systems, serials or digital resources cataloguing. Applicants must also possess a strong service orientation, the ability to work independently and as a team member in a dynamic environment, strong communication and organizational skills, aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, problem-solving skills, flexibility, the ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and Library goals are realized, and the ability to work effectively in a production-oriented environment. Successful candidates will also be interested in and seek opportunities for conducting research and professional involvement. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English is desirable.

The University of Alberta Libraries is Canada's second largest research library, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and ten million volumes. The Libraries has a unique relationship with the broader community through NEOS, a central Alberta consortium consisting of 18 government, hospital, college and university libraries and through The Alberta Library. The Libraries also has a partnership with OCLC for cataloguing of materials. Visit our web-site at

This tenure-track position is classified at the Librarian I level with a salary range of $55,770 - $111,458 per annum (subject to the University Furlough Levy). Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous benefits program.

To apply, please include your resume and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Note: This position has been posted previously. Previous applicants do not need to apply again, applications will be kept and review will continue until the position is filled.

Online Mail Kathleen De Long Associate University Librarian Cameron Library University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8


Fax (780) 492-8302

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


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