Job: Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian

General Information
Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian

Number position available:

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Category:

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications from candidates at all levels and experience for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise ensuring the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders.




Database Maintenance Activities (30%)

  • Directs batch loading activities and global editing of local bibliographic records.
  • Oversees the maintenance of authorities across various library systems
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms.
  • Helps to position library metadata for future linked open data projects.
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discoverability of library resources.
  • Helps oversee the collection and dissemination of cataloging and collection management statistics.
  • Resolves complex catalog problems referred by staff.


Workflow Integrations and Special Projects (30%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects.
  • Documents local practices, workflows, and policies.
  • Serves as an Alma certified administrator focused on cataloging, acquisitions, and resources management-related issues.
  • Trains librarians, staff, and students working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities.


Original Cataloging (30%)

  • Contributes to the department’s original and complex copy cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages.
  • Creates and modifies authority records under NACO guidelines; May serve as NACO liaison to Program for Cooperative Cataloging.


Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in Libraries and University committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates, and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.




  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in resource description and authority control using international standards and formats including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP.
  • Working knowledge of metadata processing and transformation tools (like MarcEdit and OpenRefine).
  • Ability to plan projects, take initiative, meet deadlines, and create documentation.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong service orientation, forward thinking and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems and software to solve problems.
  • Ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.



  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma library services platform.
  • Prior training experience.
  • Reading knowledge of foreign language(s).



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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
University of Miami Libraries

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

1300 Memorial Drive

Address 2:
Richter Library

Coral Gables



Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of Miami Libraries

1300 Memorial Drive

Address 2:
Richter Library

Coral Gables



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Glen Wiley

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How to apply

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. For more information, please also visit the University of Miami Libraries employment web site at

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