Cataloging Metadata Integrity Librarian— University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Post date: Sep 07, 2021

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian, UNLV University Libraries [R0126465].


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 130 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.

The Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division is comprised of three departments (Discovery Services, Continuing Resources and Collections, and Scholarly Communication and Data Services). CAD supports the University and Libraries' teaching, research and community engagement missions by acquiring, organizing, maintaining and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials, regardless of format and ownership, in the most efficient, effective and innovative ways possible.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.


UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative and collaborative tenure-track/tenured faculty member to serve as the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Discovery Services, the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will enable faculty and student success by facilitating discovery and access to Library materials (print and online) that are relevant to their learning, teaching and research. The incumbent will ensure timely, comprehensive and effective discovery of all Libraries’ collections by working to improve the integrity of catalog metadata and by performing advanced cataloging of library materials.

The Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian has a key role in ensuring the integrity of the catalog, and will work with library catalogers to identify and address metadata remediation needs as well as the adoption of new or updated standards and vocabularies. In addition to enabling reliable discovery of library materials, the accuracy of metadata in the catalog also affects both collections reporting and collections projects such as withdrawals of complex materials; accordingly, the incumbent will use their acquired knowledge of catalog metadata remediation needs to support work in both areas.

The Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will also serve as the lead cataloger for specific portions of the Libraries’ collections to be assigned within the context of the priorities of the Libraries and the Libraries’ strategic plan. In addition to monographs, format assignments will include serials, electronic resources, and/or government documents.

As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and University Libraries standards for promotion and tenure. Cataloging and metadata work is a changing area of librarianship, and the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will be expected to actively engage in and participate in the development of best practices and standards in this area of librarianship, and to apply those best practices and standards at UNLV.


This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.


  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.

  • Three years of recent MARC-based cataloging experience using software such as OCLC Connexion and contributing records to OCLC WorldCat, including significant original cataloging experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of cataloging standards and practices across multiple formats of materials.

  • Experience cataloging using RDA, LCC and LCSH.

  • Experience performing database maintenance tasks including correcting incorrect or outdated catalog metadata, and reconciling or remediating catalog metadata to meet standards.

  • Knowledge of linked data principles and emerging library frameworks (e.g. BIBFRAME).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others.

  • Aptitude for complex, analytical, and technical work with an attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.


  • Experience in an additional specialized area of cataloging such as serials, electronic resources, or government documents. Strong preference for serials cataloging experience.

  • Experience contributing name authority records through NACO or submitting proposals through SACO.

  • Experience with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery layer.

  • Experience with tools used to batch manipulate metadata such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.


This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant (Rank II, tenure-track) or Associate (Rank III, tenure-track/tenure). Minimum salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities. Benefits information is available here:

UNLV University Libraries provides generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 30, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Job Category: Academic Faculty

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