Catalogin/Metadata and Database Manager

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
May 21, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department:  Chester Fritz Library

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$38,000/year, benefited, exempt
BenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the University), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available:  supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.

Position Details:  The full Position Description is attached to this posting in the bottom right hand corner.

  • Provide library users accurate online access to library materials through ODIN’s LSP by doing Copy Cataloging and Advanced Copy Cataloging using  OCLC, AACR and RDA cataloging rules, LCSH, LC, and Dewey  according to standards; process materials; and catalog Children’s Collection materials.
  • Perform catalog maintenance and quality assurance tasks to ensure online bibliographic, item, and authority records are maintained or updated according to standards; ensure online collocation within the collections; process materials accordingly.Participate in and implement complex special cataloging, metadata crosswalks, and re-cataloging projects. 
  • Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student employees.
  • Participate in library and departmental activities; assist Department Head in achieving cataloging-related goals of the Department.
  • Provide 3 references

  Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with diverse groups of library staff
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • An aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work while maintaining flexible outlook
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts and application of rules, standards, and practices for organizing information, cataloging and authority control.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Library science or relevant area of study.
  • 1 year supervisory experience.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years progressively responsible experience in copy and original cataloging in multiple formats using OCLC and experience using a library services platform (LSP) online library system to perform technical services activities in an academic library. 
  • Experience with bibliographic description and assigning and establishing name, series and uniform title headings applying AACR, RDA, and MARC formats; subject analysis applying LCSH and SCM: Subject Headings; collocation of materials applying LCC and other classification schemes.
  • Experience with creation and maintenance of authority records at local and national level.
  • Cataloging experience with specialized format or content manuals/standards, e.g. Dewey and Children’s Subject Headings (CSH); knowledge of additional subject thesauri e.g. LC genre vocabularies.
  • Experience with acquisitions and serials management
  • Experience with computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets) and web resources and the ability to integrate them in workflow.
  • Experience maintaining bibliographic, authority, item, holdings, serials, and acquisitions database records to current standards.  

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Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
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North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
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