Metadata and Discovery Librarian

Library System/Company Name
Dacus Library/Winthrop University
Job Description

Ida Jane Dacus Library invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Metadata and Discovery Librarian position. As the principal cataloger for Ida Jane Dacus Library and Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, a successful candidate will be expected to create original and complex copy cataloging and metadata schema to ensure the discoverability and accessibility of library and archival materials. The candidate will teach in the Information Literacy program, maintain scholarly activity, and engage in professional service. The Metadata and Discovery Librarian reports to the Head of Technical and Digital Initiatives and provides training and guidance to two library specialists. Rank will be assigned at the assistant or associate level, commensurate with experience.


Serves as the principal cataloger, performing original and complex copy cataloging for physical and digital formats using national systems and standards.
Provides training and guidance to two library metadata and cataloging specialists.
Develops local cataloging and metadata policies, as well as procedures.
Leads the creation, identification, prioritization, and implementation of metadata projects.  
Ensures the accuracy of Winthrop’s holdings in the shared library services platform.
Participates in deaccessioning projects and coordinates physical processing of weeded materials. 
Works with Archives personnel to evaluate and refine the workflows for metadata creation and maintenance.
Collaborates with the Digital Strategies and Systems Librarian to maintain the integrity of the university’s institutional repository.
Gathers, analyzes and reports metadata and cataloging statistics.
Maintains currency in cataloging and metadata tools, standards, and trends.
Maintains awareness of cataloging/metadata practices that impact effective access and discoverability of DEI materials.
Participates in the library’s collection development processes.
Teaches information literacy and participates in reference service rotations and programs.
Maintains creative and scholarly activity.
Engages in professional stewardship and academic responsibility within the library, archives, university, profession, and community.
Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships and effective communication with all library and archives employees.
Performs other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
Two or more years of cataloging and metadata experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with cataloging and metadata tools and standards in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC 21 standards, LC classification, Dublin Core, LCSH, and OCLC.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and OCLC WorldCat/Connexion.
Working knowledge of OAI-PMH and metadata mapping.
Experience with and/or knowledge of cataloging music scores, books, and materials.
Experience with open-access web publishing.
Two or more years of supervisory experience.
Experience working in an academic library.
Two or more years of project management experience.
Experience working with archival materials.

How to Apply

Please submit the following items:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references
All graduate degree transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this stage). 

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Rock Hill
South Carolina