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Metadata Librarian-- Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

posted Jun 28, 2018, 9:11 AM by Lars Hagelin
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track
Posting Close date: July 29, 2018

Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Contact Info for 3 References

Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
Position Summary:

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Metadata Librarian, a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position located on the Pullman campus. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

This position will be responsible for metadata in various library platforms. The Metadata Librarian will creatively address problem resolution involving all formats and including access issues with e-resources, catalog maintenance, original cataloging and complex copy cataloging in all formats in addition to assisting with coordinating the physical cataloging and electronic resources functional areas.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire;
  • Minimum of three years of cataloging experience, preferably in an academic or research library;
  • Knowledge of RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, and Library of Congress subject headings;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and national standards in cataloging;
  • Experience cataloging using a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC;
  • Experience with library resource management systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma;
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with EAD and Dublin Core;
  • Experience with Institutional Repositories;
  • Experience with Content Management Systems;
  • Experience with electronic resources management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of serial cataloging;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues and problems in an academic library resource management system and discovery interface;
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or