Assistant Librarian - Discovery and Metadata

University of Wyoming Libraries

Laramie, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$52,008.00 per Year


Laramie, WY





Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Job Description

Assistant Librarian - Discovery and Metadata - (19000676)

The University of Wyoming Libraries seek applicants for a Discovery & Metadata Librarian position.  This position provides leadership to ensure access to materials acquired by the Libraries and a streamlined discovery experience for users.


  • Develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery service.
  • Coordinate ILS data exports for system synchronization between multiple discovery systems, accreditation, reporting, statistics, and as requested.  Work with Library IT on automation of processes where possible.
  • Monitor trends and best practices in resource description formats and linked data.
  • Coordinate database maintenance projects both bulk and manual.
  • Bulk data editing, profiling, loading and post-load editing of MARC records to our Sierra system.  Configuration and documentation of editing and loading practices.
  • Train appropriate personnel, chiefly cataloging staff, to participate in projects.
  • Coordinate with Electronic Resources Librarian on record acquisition.
  • Work with outsourced cataloging vendors on configurations, changes, and questions referred by cataloging staff.

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue and active and ongoing program of research, service and professional development.  (  This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.



  •  ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in cataloging and record manipulation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with librarians and staff from multiple library units and to work as a team
  • Experience with MARC, RDA, LCC, OCLC, and an integrated library system
  • Knowledge of MARCEdit for manipulation of MARC records


  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in cataloging and catalog record manipulation.
  • Knowledge of an additional MARC data manipulation tools, such as OpenRefine, PyMARC, etc.
  • Knowledge of linked data
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


HR Info


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.

Posted Mar 6, 2019