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Thursday, July 25, 2013

F/T - Metadata Librarian & Cataloger, Drew (NJ)

Lead Metadata Librarian and Methodist Cataloger, Drew University – NJ

Drew University Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking librarian to provide leadership for metadata services as well as expertise cataloging materials for Drew’s renowned Methodist collections. The Lead Metadata Librarian and Methodist Cataloger coordinates cataloging workflow and works with colleagues in the Library and the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to plan, implement and assess metadata strategies that improve discovery of resources in all formats. This is a Library Faculty position with collection development and university service responsibilities.

The application deadline is August 9, 2013. Location is Madison, NJ


MLS from an ALA-accredited program

Strong working knowledge of current bibliographic standards including AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats

Experience cataloging serials

Experience working with OCLC or other bibliographic utility and an ILS, preferably SirsiDynix

Demonstrated ability to analyze workflow, establish procedures, effectively communicate them, and assess results

Minimum 3 years experience in an academic or research library

Solid interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment


Working knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD

Experience working with vendor services such as authority control

Supervisory experience

Familiarity with digital repository software and experience with providing metadata for digitized content

Familiarity with The United Methodist Church and related denominations in the Wesleyan tradition

A detailed position description is available at

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful applicant must be legally able to work in the United States.


To apply, please submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae along with the names and email addresses of three references to