Job: Technical Services and Metadata Librarian

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Technical Services and Metadata Librarian

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Job Category:
Technical Services

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


The Macdonald-Kelce Library at The University of Tampa has a position available for a Technical Services and Metadata Librarian (TSM Librarian). This position works closely with Technical Services, Serials, Digital Access, and Government Documents. The TSM Librarian will also work with librarians and staff working with electronic/digital information and preservation to ensure the library community has access to all item in the collection regardless of format, and  engages regularly with library colleagues on standards, workflows, and procedures involving the integrated library system (currently Voyager). The TSM Librarian will assist with the planning and decision making related to the work of the department and maintaining knowledge of current national cataloging and metadata standard including RDA and other schemas to make information more accessible.


1. Performs original and complex adaptive cataloging for monographs, serials and other formats for a variety of subjects.  Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and Library’s ILS using national systems and standards, including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, and other metadata schemas as needed.

2.  Creates or imports bibliographic and authority records from OCLC as needed and loads the records into the library’s automated system, performing all necessary validation.

3.  Participates in data clean-up projects, using batch editing and loading tools.  Creates reports to identify areas needing attention.

4.  Supports the work of the Cataloger, Serials Librarian, Government Documents Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks).

5.  Develops initiatives to optimize technologies designed to help publicize e-collections and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery.

6.  Works to identify appropriate standards, schemas, and approaches for creating and managing metadata for digital collections covering a variety of media, including text, music, still images, audio, and video.

7.  Works with other librarians on the design and development of an institutional repository.  Uses Dspace or other digital repositories to support preservation of and access to digitized and born-digital content.

8.  Designs and/or adapts XML schemas and XSLT stylesheets for digital systems and projects.

9.  Performs database maintenance when needed in the course of daily work or as part of projects. 

10.  Participates in strategic planning for the department include developing, documenting and implementing cataloging policies, procedures and workflows.

11.  Maintains awareness of changes in technology, students, and curriculum in higher education.

12.  Advises on appropriate standards and approaches to creating and managing metadata for digital projects, collections and systems.

13.  Collaborates in the selection, design, and adaptation of metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and data dictionaries.

14.  Maintains a program of continual learning that promotes his/her own professional growth and contributes towards the achievement of the library’s organizational mission.

15.  Shares in the responsibility for training others.  Serves on library committees and teams. 

16.  Shares in collection development activities for designated departments.

17.  Serves as library liaison to some academic departments.

18.  Participates in library and faculty governance with teams and committees.

19.  Maintains membership in professional organizations.

20.  Other duties as assigned including a shift on the reference desk during the fall and spring semesters.



Required Qualifications
•    Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
•    Three years’ experience in cataloging, authority maintenance, automated library systems, e-resource management, and metadata creation.
•    Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within and outside of the library.
•    Positive attitude and enthusiasm for innovation with excellent initiative and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including users, librarians and technical staff, vendors and consortia partners
•    Ability to organize, plan and test job tasks.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in library and university archives.
•    Attention to detail.

•    Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly The University of Tampa software programs such as Workday and Microsoft Office.

•    Willingness to embrace new technologies and innovative organizational practices.

Desired Qualifications
•    Experience with reporting tools such as Microsoft Access and Excel.
•    Experience with MARC record batch editing tools, MarcEdit, Voyager Global Data Change, etc.
•    Working knowledge of various metadata schemas for materials in all formats.
•    Knowledge of XML, XSL.
•    Experience providing reference services.   


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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Macdonald-Kelce Library University of Tampa

Job Location:
Central Florida

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Macdonald-Kelce Library University of Tampa

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.




Contact Information / How to apply
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Marlyn Pethe

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