[Metadatalibrarians] Cataloging & Metadata Librarian position available at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Trish Kearns pmkear at wm.edu
Fri Oct 30 06:53:47 PDT 2015

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Posted 10/29/2015, open until filled.
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

William & Mary Libraries is currently seeking applications for the 
position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian. We seek a creative, 
energetic, and collaborative individual to join our team.

William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located 
in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims 
both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World 
Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the 
Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in 
the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the 
opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of 
our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with 
new technologies and projects.

The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian produces original cataloging in 
various media and languages and supports e-resource access projects 
which impact all of William and Mary Libraries.  He/She manages
responsibilities in catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch 
loading of records, and manipulations of current records for improved 
access.   He/She focuses on forward thinking approaches to the discovery 
and use of library collections.  He/She is responsible for cataloging, 
metadata, quality control, knowledge of changing metadata standards, 
knowledge of automatic indexing and metadata processes, and other duties 
associated with the creation and maintenance of data related to Library 
print and e-collections. He/She provides assistance to library patrons 
and staff in using the catalog to discover needed resources.  He/She 
provides leadership on cataloging and metadata projects, including 
e-resource access projects.

Qualifications & Skills:
•    Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American 
Library Association accredited program or international equivalent;
•    Experience with integrated library systems performing original and 
complex copy cataloging;
•    Experience creating, reviewing and editing of metadata for digital 

•    Experience as a cataloger in an academic library environment;
•    Experience with troubleshooting e-resources in an academic library 
•    Project management experience;
•    Experience with OCLC Connexion and WorldCat databases.

W&M Libraries strives to foster a culture of innovation. The Libraries 
provide support for professional development and travel, flexible work 
hours, and opportunities for campus wide engagement. We value diversity 
and invite applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the 
research, teaching and service missions of the university.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program 
of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance 
in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, 
enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, 
please go to 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/22783

Trish Kearns
Head of User Access
Swem Library
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8794
Email: pmkear at wm.edu
Phone: (757) 221-1940
Fax: (757) 221-3645

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