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Working Title:Metadata Librarian

Official Title:Associate Academic Librarian

Employment Class:Non-Instructional Academic Staff



$42,167 – $49,500

For further information on UW System salary
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of Employment: 
Fixed term-renewable

Position Summary:

Provide leadership, vision and expertise related to Metadata and Cataloging across multiple
information systems to increase and enhance access to academic resources for UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty. Implement metadata
standards to support access and discoverability of traditional library collections as well as digital and physical archival collections.
Responsible for the support, management and assessment of the library’s metadata initiatives. Work with faculty and librarians with their
research and data management needs. Participate in collegial governance and campus and professional activities.

Metadata 60%

  • Review metadata services, evaluate procedures, and plan for the introduction of new technologies to improve
  • Provide metadata support for archival collections. Define metadata elements, recommend usage and determine mapping across
    metadata schema.
  • Oversees batch loading and local global editing of bibliographic records.
  • Identifies and manages metadata
    and cataloging projects such as post-system migration clean-up of catalog records, collection relocation projects, and other catalog
    management projects.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry-standard as well as emerging bibliographic metadata formats.

Core Systems 30%

  • Manage, support and provide analytics for the integrated library system, including
    collaborating with other librarians and UW System staff.
  • Provide support for the institutional repository in coordination with
    relevant staff.
  • Coordinate maintenance of shared systems and environments with local and UW System personnel.

Professional 10%

  • Participate in library, university and UW System committees and engage in professional
    growth and service.
  • Maintain awareness of trends in metadata and cataloging.
  • Manage special projects and other duties as


1. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of Library or Information Science;

Familiarity with MARC and metadata schemas;

3. Familiarity with library services, especially in an academic library context;

4. Strong ability to work collaboratively with others as a part of a team;

5. Excellent attention to detail;

6. Excellent
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;

1. Experience with an integrated library services

2. Experience with cataloging, serials and/or acquisitions;

3. Experience with archival collections;

Familiarity with RDA;

5. Ability to adapt to change;

6. Broad vision of a modern academic library’s role online;

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online

Please submit cover letter addressing all the requirements
; resume; and contact information for 3 professional references

For questions
regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 23, 2017 are ensured full
Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.
Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection
process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this
recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of
Human Resources.

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