Cataloger/Meta-Data Librarian

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Created: September 10, 2013


The University of Wyoming Libraries is seeking applicants for a Cataloger/Metadata Librarian position.  The position will perform original cataloging as assigned and provide expertise and positive, dynamic leadership for the creation and maintenance of metadata for digital content acquired or created by the Libraries. Our digital collections are growing and we are in the early stages of implementing an institutional repository.


Perform original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards. Develop comprehensive bibliographic  descriptions, assign subject headings and classification numbers according to national standards and local practice;

Partner with colleagues in the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, procedures and workflow to facilitate access to digital collections;

Create high-quality descriptive, technical and administrative metadata following best practices for digital collections and institutional repositories;

Collaborate on cataloging/ metadata issues with others, both internal and external to the libraries;

Maintain knowledge of and provide guidance about the use of various established and evolving cataloging/metadata schema. Interpret and adapt national cataloging/metadata standards and schema for local purposes.

As a member of the library faculty, the individual is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service and professional development.  ( The position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

Required qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution. Knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control with the ability to apply those principles using the appropriate standards including but not limited to AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC, and MARC.

Familiarity or training with non-MARC metadata schemas (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDF, etc.)  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills. Experience and demonstrated success with collaborative projects. 

Preferred qualifications: Academic library experience. Innovative interfaces experience.  NACO experience.  Experience applying metadata standards and schema.  Knowledge of tools to transform and crosswalk metadata.

APPLICATION AND SALARY:  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.  Minimum salary is $46,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; 12-month appointment, 22 days vacation; sick leave, group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state income tax.  Please direct questions to Ms. Birgit Burke at 307-766-3279 or e-mail

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names, address, telephone number and e-mail address of three professional references to:

Birgit Burke, Assistant to the Dean
University of Wyoming Libraries
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3334

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