Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Library Assistant Professor (Search Reopened)


The University of Vermont Libraries seek an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials across the libraries. Working collaboratively, this full time faculty librarian position will manage the operations of cataloging, oversee maintenance of records for electronic/print materials, and ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.


The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will participate in cataloging/metadata operations for all collections: general, medical/health sciences, media, digital (vendor-supplied and homegrown), and special collections. Reporting to the Director of Collection Management Services, the successful candidate will join the Resource Description and Analysis Services (RDAS) unit and collaborate closely with the Serials & Digital Access Metadata Librarian to manage the workflows of central cataloging services and monitor digital access issues. This librarian will motivate and provide guidance to paraprofessional catalogers and will collaborate with colleagues across the libraries to bring knowledge of national and local standards and implement quality assurance processes. With a general knowledge of such topics as metadata interoperability and RDA standards, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will contribute to decisions that move RDAS and the Libraries into the future.



- Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources - ensuring compliance with national and local standards, such as, MARC, RDA, AACR2, NACO, LCSH, MeSH, OCLC, NLM and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards

- Coordinates cataloging/metadata processes, procedures and statistics, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and quality assurance workflows for all collections: general, medical/health sciences, media, digital, and special collections

- Develops procedures for batch-loading records from vendors and third-party sources and cross-walking MARC and non-MARC metadata between systems

- Facilitates teamwork among colleagues in the unit, and in collaborative library projects

- Trains and supervises 2 FTE paraprofessional staff

- Works with the Center for Digital Initiatives, the Dana Medical Library and the Special Collections Department to provide coordinated access to print and digital content

- Serves on various library, university and professional committees; engages in scholarship and creative activities, and service



- MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent

- 2 years post-MLS professional cataloging/metadata experience

- Broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC, AACR2, NACO, LCSH, MeSH, LC/NLM classification; familiarity with non-MARC metadata schemas

- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

- Commitment to diversity and inclusion



- Supervisory experience

- Familiarity with DCRM, digital asset management systems or preservation metadata standards

- Familiarity with cross-walking, normalizing, and transforming XML metadata

- Knowledge of one or more foreign languages



The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are required to include a brief statement about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see



Minimum salary for Library Assistant Professor as of July 1, 2016: $56,175. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Position open until filled; screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, complete applications should be received by March 15, 2016.

All applications must be submitted online, through Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. A diversity statement is also required (cf. Diversity Statement above). Please reference Posting Number F441PO. Inquiries can be directed to Donna O’Malley, Chair of the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian Search Committee:

The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.


Campus Profile:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

For more information about UVM and the Burlington area, please visit

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.


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