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The North Dakota State University Libraries seeks collaborative candidates for the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian.


Text courtesy of Jenny Grasto, Head of Resource Acquisition, Management and Discovery, North Dakota State University

The North Dakota State University Libraries seeks collaborative candidates for the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. This position is responsible for managing all metadata and cataloging functions; provides leadership to policy development related to metadata for digital collections; performs original and complex copy cataloging of materials in various formats for all collections; manages and supervises metadata and cataloging staff; provides overall responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of the NDSU Libraries’ bibliographic database; participates in scholarly activities, does committee work and completes other assigned tasks. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian position reports to the Head of Resource Acquisition, Management and Discovery.

Minimum qualifications

  • an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • minimum one (1) year recent advanced cataloging experience
  • working knowledge of cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, and their application, including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, MARC21, AACR2, NACO/SACO, CONSER, LCSH
  • experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats
  • experience with integrated library systems (Alma, Aleph, Millennium, etc.)
  • experience with maintenance of bibliographic records, including batch importing and editing
  • demonstrated ability to work successfully in a changing, dynamic, and production-oriented environment
  • demonstrated customer service orientation, providing user-centered cataloging and metadata services
  • demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and prioritize work appropriately
  • demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented and repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • demonstrated flexibility and problem solving skills, exercising sound judgement
  • excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • experience training and supervising staff
  • experience with repository software, such as DSpace, CONTENTdm, and/or ArchivesSpace

Founded in 1890, North Dakota State University (NDSU) is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university. NDSU provides affordable access to an excellent education at a top-ranked institution that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment, educating future leaders who will create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world. NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation's top 100 in several areas, including agricultural sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, psychology and computer sciences. The NDSU Libraries are comprised of the Main Library, Business Learning Center, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library, NDSU Archives, and P.N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library.

NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. The NDSU Libraries are committed to diversity and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

To learn more and apply, visit the North Dakota State University careers website.

Application screening begins Dec. 8, 2019

Written by

Jordan Wagaman
Communications Specialist & Graphic Designer