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Metadata and Cataloging Librarian

Posted: 10/03/2021

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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and   deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian provides access to library collection resources of all formats by performing original and copy cataloging, planning the process for batch loading of records, the review and resolution of issues and problems in the library’s catalog and discovery interface, and the completion of catalog maintenance projects. The Librarian works with library staff in University Archives and Special Collections, Institutional Repository, and other units across the library and campus to develop a plan and process for the work of the unit’s many responsibilities, including metadata production, remediation, enhancement, and management.

General Job duties:

  1. Coordinates the processes and procedures of metadata and cataloging areas, providing original cataloging, record enhancement, and database maintenance.
  2. Develops, implements, and maintains workflows, procedures, and documentation for all metadata management.
  3. Serves as part of a professional library team, including instruction, reference, and department liaison duties.
  • One-year professional experience as a cataloger or metadata librarian.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform original cataloging in MARC and RDA format.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC/MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core, and RDA.
  • Familiarity cataloging in an integrated library system, such as III Sierra, Follett, or Mandarin.
  • Ability to work in a team, collaborate with colleagues, and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to perform the duties of an academic librarian, including reference, library instruction, and liaison duties.
  • Willingness to perform a variety of duties, participate in professional development, and embrace the values of Xavier University.
 Preferred Requirements:
  • Ability to catalog non-English language materials, such as in Spanish, French, German, Latin, or Greek.
  • Experience with the handling and cataloging of special collections or archival materials.
  • Demonstrated Ability to plan a large metadata project.
Xavier University is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. We can best pursue our mission as a Jesuit Catholic University by having a campus culture characterized by inclusion and significant numbers of diverse students and employees. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession. The successful candidate will have experience working with a diverse range of constituents.  Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter (which should include a statement of how the candidate might support or contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion), a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by October 21, 2021.
Xavier University will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022. 
New hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

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