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Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

College of Southern Idaho
Job Location:
Twin Falls, Idaho

This position manages the creation and enrichment of metadata representing the Libraries’ digital and physical collections and other materials. The Cataloging/Metadata Librarian will perform original cataloging and catalog maintenance in all formats in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard and may work with other metadata standards and schemas (e.g. BIBFRAME) as the need arises. Key responsibilities include:

  • Applies metadata to library and other materials records according to library designated standards with understanding of system capabilities and implications; materials may include print, microform, and electronic resources
  • Contributes to original, copy, and batch cataloging
  • Contributes to database maintenance efforts to identify and correct error in bibliographic records and to process authority record control
  • Keeps abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards
  • Uses available tools, including MarcEdit and OCLC Connexion Client, to implement changes and enhancements to Sierra
  • Works the Circulation Desk 10% of scheduled hours

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of A.A. degree in Library Science or similar field plus experience cataloging
  • Knowledge and understanding of 2017 ALCTS Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians
  • Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards and specialized rules (e.g. RDA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of recent developments and emerging trends in technical services and academic research libraries, including familiarity with the use of linked data and future implementation of BIBFRAME by libraries
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment


This position has a proposed starting salary of $40,000+benefits. Benefits include tuition reimbursement, comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual.

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