Collection Services and Metadata Librarian - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States


Detailed Job Description

University of San Diego 


Collection Services and Metadata Librarian


Brief Description


The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for a new library faculty position as Collection Services and Metadata Librarian.  The successful candidate will manage daily operations for firm and standing order acquisitions, cataloging, and gift processing in Copley Library and will provide metadata expertise for digital initiatives.


Detailed Description


Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of the Head of Technical Services, the Collection Services and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supervising two staff positions in the Technical Services Department.  He/she manages the acquisition and receipt of firm and standing orders in digital or print format for Copley Library.  As Copley Library’s metadata specialist, the Collection Services and Metadata Librarian provides oversight for the cataloging of digital and print monographic, audiovisual and other non-serial materials.  Duties also include performing original cataloging on a variety of formats and subject areas;  collecting and analyzing data and statistics of monographs and audiovisual resources for budgeting and reporting; evaluating and supervising gift receipt and processing; staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to metadata, digital and print monographs publishing, and audiovisual format developments; serving on relevant library and university committees; and participating in professional organizations that focus on acquisitions and cataloging.  This position serves as a liaison to one academic department.  This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.


Job Requirements




•ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree

•Experience with an integrated library system, preferably III’s Millennium

•Demonstrated training or experience working in cataloging/metadata with knowledge of AACR2 and RDA standards; MARC and Dublin Core formats; OCLC Connexion; and Library of Congress subject headings and classification

•Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail

•Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

•Experience using spreadsheets

•Capable of working with the Head of Technical Services and the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

•Ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and staff and faculty in academic departments

•Ability to work well individually and within a team in an evolving work environment




•Two or more years of related experience in some aspect(s) of Technical Services in an academic library; however, early career librarians are encouraged to apply

•Experience in collection development/acquisitions

•Experience with cataloging a variety of formats

•Experience with metadata and digital projects

•Supervisory experience

•Experience communicating with vendors

•Experience with project management

•Experience with consortia

•Experience with Microsoft Office products



Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin May 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.  The planned start date is July 1, 2013.


How to apply:


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Upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials):  letter of application; resume; and names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references. If you have difficulty uploading, please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725.


Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, University Librarian, (619) 260-2370,


USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • Collection
  • Librarian
  • Metadata
  • Services
  • Copley
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter