Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian

by | Oct 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Job Description
This supervisory position provides leadership in cataloging and metadata creation and management; provides performance, planning, management, training and evaluation of 4.0 FTE classified staff in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Unit; is responsible for the overall management of the Unit; develops and maintains effective data reporting and analysis programs designed to assist the Head of Bibliographic Services and others as appropriate; participates as a member of the Bibliographic Services Operations Team to plan, develop and implement programs to enhance effectiveness; to develop professional knowledge and contributions, and to participate as a subject bibliographer for assigned general collection areas.

Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS; supervisory experience, progressively responsible experience in cataloging and metadata operations; demonstrated experience working with OCLC and with cataloging modules of an integrated library system; capacity for leadership, including interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to lifelong learning and responsiveness to client needs; analytical skills, such as independent problem solving/critical thinking, quantitative analysis, time management and computer skills; knowledge of current trends/issues in cataloging and metadata creation; experience with one or more non-MARC metadata schema, standards, best practices, and their application; experience with markup languages including HTML and XML; demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service; successful experience working in a team environment with both professional and support staff.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of at least one foreign language; demonstrated and current professional development; experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc integrated library system (Millennium preferred); experience with collection development.

Bibliographic Services

Old Dominion University is a state-supported institution with enrollment of 21,000, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. For campus information visit

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate
Minimum salary: $52,000 Excellent benefits package. (Starting salaries may be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.)

Open Date
Screening of applicants will begin 10/28/09 and continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date
Until filled

Job Category
Overtime Eligibility Exempt – not eligible Job Open to Qualified Applicants

Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Judy Trump, Chair, Search Committee for Cataloging Services Librarian, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 [email protected],  (757) 683-4484.

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