Job: Head of Cataloging and Metadata

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Head of Cataloging and Metadata

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commensurate with experience

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


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) seeks a Head of Cataloging and Metadata to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the cataloging unit. This position will provide expertise and leadership to a cataloging unit of one professional cataloger, one support staff member, and a number of student assistants. Responsibilities include supervising original and copy cataloging activities following nationally accepted standards, performing some cataloging of regular and special collection materials, working with vendors to determine efficient catalog maintenance methods, handling unit statistics, ensuring a current unit procedures manual, and maintaining the integrity of the catalog, including the authority files. The successful candidate will have an understanding of all aspects of technical services, maintain an awareness of current issues and trends, including new cataloging rules, communicate with other library departments to ensure material accessibility, and serve on the Library Systems team. This position reports to the Associate Director for Electronic and Technical Services.

Hunt Library, located on the upper two floors of the new Mori Hosseini Student Union at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to over 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 22,000 distance learning students through the Worldwide campus. A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors’ degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see For more information on ERAU, see For more information on the Hunt Library, go to Information on the new library facility is available at


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree
  • knowledge of nationally accepted standards used in cataloging, including RDA
  • knowledge of OCLC procedures
  • relevant experience with a library systems platform
  • knowledge of LC subject headings and classification schedules and authority control
  • analytical skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experience in a supervisory position
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • flexibility with new and evolving procedures
  • ability to work cooperatively with staff from all library departments

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • experience with the Alma library systems platform including third-party tools, Summon over Alma, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, OCLC Connextion, and MarcEdit
  • experience with cataloging special collections and archival materials
  • experience in an academic library

Please apply online at, requisition #190464, and provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications begins on September 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

1 Aerospace Blvd

Daytona Beach



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

1 Aerospace Blvd

Daytona Beach



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Wendalyn Prather

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