The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides vision and leadership for bibliographic metadata practices and policies at WMU Libraries and prepares the catalog for the future of bibliographic description. This position directs staff and is responsible for consultation and oversight of metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats and for all library collections including Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives and Regional History Collections. This position is responsible for exploring new standards in metadata, linked data, the semantic web and regional and national systems of print repositories.
A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required.
Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position and application procedures.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.
Expected Start Date: Flexible
Procedures: A cover letter, vita, and list of references must be submitted online to WMU’s career and job posting website: https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled.
University Libraries: With more than 1.5 million titles, and almost 500 databases, Western Michigan University Libraries is the fourth largest university library system in Michigan and among the top 100 in the country with active instructional and collection development programs. The WMU Libraries are housed at four locations: Dwight B. Waldo Library (Main), the Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center, the Gary and Rita Swain Education Library, and the Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library. Further information concerning the University Libraries can be obtained at www.wmich.edu/library.
Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.