Job is Expired Metadata Initiatives Librarian

Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library / Golden, CO

Job deadline Apply by January 15th, 2018   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The successful candidate will help the Mines Library enhance discovery and use of our rich collections and services. Duties will include: Develop and maintain local policies for, and participate in the creation of, original and complex copy-cataloging in multiple formats; evaluate and make recommendations concerning emerging metadata standards; oversee catalog maintenance activities, including metadata loads, record source management, and database quality control issues as they relate to bibliographic and item-level access to library resources; participate, plan, organize, and evaluate the library management system workflows (particularly as they relate to cataloging) to maximize efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the other library departments and of library users; coordinate and manage OCLC services and authority control; and supervise and train students and staff member(s) working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities. S/he will remain informed about emerging issues, standards, and technologies regarding the library profession. S/he will serve on committees for the Library, the University, and other organizations, contribute to the profession, and engage in scholarship.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school (granted by start date) and experience cataloging or managing metadata
  • Familiarity with current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in metadata
  • Knowledge of bibliographic metadata standards, including RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, and experience creating and working with authority data
  • Flexibility and creativity in adapting to rapidly changing metadata management circumstances
  • Ability to work effectively in both an independent and collaborative and complex environment
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including complex problems solving
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to user-centric librarianship, scholarship, and service


Description of Community

Colorado School of Mines is an internationally preeminent teaching and research university dedicated to meeting the resource development needs of a rapidly evolving, technology-based society. Mines was selected by the Colorado State Legislature as the state's first "exemplary institution" of public higher education due to our "high degree of responsibility and capability with regard to academic and administrative functions." Colorado's oldest public university, Mines is located in Golden, Colorado at the gateway of the Rocky Mountains, 13 miles west of downtown Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. Mines offers a comprehensive portfolio of benefits to its classified workforce, including medical, dental, life, disability plans, flexible spending and health saving accounts, a dependent tuition benefit, and retirement plans. Mines employees enjoy an alternative holiday schedule, reasonable parking fees and access to a state-of-the-art recreation center. The Arthur Lakes Library is an information center for engineering and science in earth, energy, and

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Application Requirements

Please apply online. Must submit a resume, cover letter addressing the position’s required and preferred qualifications, references and a copy of unofficial transcripts 

HR Contact Information

Human Resources 303-273-3250


official job posting:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

December 6th, 2017

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