Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
University of Tennessee
**Appointment Rank:** Assistant Professor
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides leadership in the creation and
maintenance of descriptive metadata for items and collections purchased,
subscribed and created by the University of Tennessee Libraries. This position
is responsible to ensure accuracy and consistency of metadata in all formats
and to develop strategies for improved discoverability of the library's
resources. Reporting to the head of the Discovery and Technical Services
Department, this librarian coordinates the work of the Cataloging Unit within
the department by supervising, setting priorities, training, and implementing
plans, policies, and practices for the unit. The Cataloging and Metadata
Librarian works collaboratively with staff in departments across the libraries
to develop and enhance workflows for metadata development and to develop and
deliver metadata training.
Supervises and evaluates 6 non-exempt staff in the Cataloging Unit with
responsibility for original and copy cataloging, batch-loading of vendor-
supplied MARC records, database maintenance, and processing.
Leads the Cataloging Unit through planning, statistics gathering, analysis and
Leads the Libraries in keeping current with evolving cataloging and metadata
standards; creates and revises local policies and procedures, documentation
and training accordingly.
Serves as consultant across the Libraries for complex cataloging and metadata
Contributes and assists others in the performance of authority control and
disambiguation of names; contributes original authority work to the Tennessee
NACO Funnel Project.
With Digital Initiatives and Special Collections staff, coordinates the
integration of metadata into production of digital collections.
Participates in efforts to improve the library's discovery and delivery
**Required: **Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; original cataloging experience in multiple formats; demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and practices including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH and LC classification; knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS; demonstrated interest in current trends and developments in cataloging, metadata, authority control and emerging technologies; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community and to manage shifting priorities; must be able to meet the University's requirement for promotion and tenure which includes research and service components.
**Preferred: **Experience in an academic library; supervisory and training experience; expertise in authority control; reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages; knowledge of emerging trends and practices related to linked data, semantic web applications and RDF; experience formulating and disseminating metadata policies; working knowledge of discovery systems, especially Primo.
The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state
university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and
service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each
student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic
collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities
and technological resources.
The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for
the university and community. We are a national leader in
the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open
access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of
designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the
teaching/learning enterprise. The
University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital
Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT
Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System
Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement
plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions
paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life
insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all
university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available
to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status;
twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.
A background check and official transcripts are required prior to
hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above
qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses,
and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene,
Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd.,
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent
via email attachment to
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will begin August 25, 2014, and will continue until the position is
filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and
admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical
or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The
University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of
Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent
with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate
on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and
activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin),
Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination
in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be
directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY
available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a
disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity
For more information about positions in the Libraries contact Library
Administration, (865) 974-6600 .
For other positions at the University of Tennessee Knoxville contact
University Human Resources, (865) 946-8847.
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