Provide leadership for metadata services within the Library

Coordinate cataloging workflow, assessing and revising policies as needed to promote resource discovery given changing technology and collection profiles; evaluate and prioritize collections for cataloging

Play a key role in planning and problem solving with colleagues and stakeholders in Acquisitions, Systems, Special Collections and the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our users

Catalog Methodist materials in a variety of formats—monographs, serials, CD-ROM, CD-audio, DVD, VHS, kits, microforms and electronic resources

Provide original and complex copy cataloging for general collection materials in all formats, including some foreign language materials; manage e-resource record updates from vendors

Analyze, manipulate and troubleshoot data to allow for better resource discovery in the catalog and in Summon; maintain knowledge of various metadata schemes and their interoperability

Oversee continuing education with respect to evolving cataloging standards, and guide their adoption

Promote emerging digital information environments and related metadata standards

As a member of the Library faculty, act as collection development liaison to several University departments, and serve on various University committees

Supervise one staff member and student workers

Reports to the Head of Collection and Metadata Services

Expected that 50% of time will be spent on new and backlogged Methodist materials



  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong working knowledge of current bibliographic standards including AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats
  • Experience cataloging serials
  • Experience working with OCLC or other bibliographic utility and an ILS, preferably SirsiDynix
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze workflow, establish procedures, effectively communicate them, and assess results
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an academic or research library
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment


  • Working knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD
  • Experience working with vendor services such as authority control
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with digital repository software and experience with providing metadata for digitized content
  • Familiarity with The United Methodist Church and related denominations in the Wesleyan tradition
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