Discovery Cataloger

Greensboro, NC
Feb 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 999061

Functional Title Discovery Cataloger

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration

The University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seek an innovative, collaborative librarian to serve in the position of Discovery Cataloger. This position will assist in ensuring that the University Libraries provide efficient access to resources while adhering to national standards and best practices. This tenure-track position will work as part of a team that plans, implements, maintains, and assesses e-resources, metadata services, and authority control for the Libraries' electronic collections and other initiatives. In this role, the Discovery Cataloger will collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT), and Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI).

The Discovery Cataloger works in the Technical Services Department. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service to the University Libraries, the profession, and the community in accordance with departmental and institutional standards for tenure. Demonstrated professional achievement, professional service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Position Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of current cataloging standards and practices for original and complex copy cataloging, as the incumbent catalogs monographs in designated Library of Congress Classification schedules and enhances records in OCLC.
  • Actively participate in the creation and editing of authority records as part of the department's Name Authority Cooperative (NACO) activities, and in associated tasks and training.
  • Serve as a departmental representative to the Libraries' Integrated Library System Committee, which assesses ongoing operations and advises on future strategies related to the Libraries' implementation of WorldShare Management Services.
  • Monitor emerging standards and technologies (such as Linked Data and BIBFRAME) and collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to deliver appropriate training to Libraries' personnel.
  • Serve as part of the NC DOCKS team, working with personnel in the University Libraries and at partner schools. NC DOCKS is a shared institutional repository system, built at UNCG, which hosts IR services for eight other institutions in the University of North Carolina system.
  • Collaborate with the UNCG NC DOCKS team on workflows for the addition of local electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), faculty articles, other scholarly materials, and associated metadata to the NC DOCKS repository.
  • Support and train faculty, staff, and student users of the University Libraries' digital publishing platform, Open Journal Systems (OJS).
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of MARC records for original electronic materials. Work with a team to collaborate on improvement of departmental workflows in order to provide the best possible access to these formats via our discovery service.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current metadata standards, including Dublin Core, XML, and EAD
  • Proven ability to apply RDA, LCSH, MARC 21, and other cataloging standards
  • Experience with LC classification
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and openness to new ideas
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse staff in a rapidly changing environment, in a courteous and professional manner
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and development at a level that would merit reappointment and awarding of tenure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting, and experience with cataloging electronic resources in a variety of forms
  • Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, CONSER, or SACO)
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and WorldShare Management Services (WMS)
  • Experience creating and managing original records for print and electronic resources
  • Experience working with an institutional repository
  • Awareness of emerging cataloging standards, including BIBFRAME and Linked Data
  • Experience as a team leader and/or supervisory experience
  • Experience managing metadata initiatives using CONTENTdm
  • Experience working with Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  • Experience with digitization projects
  • Project management skills

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Work Environment: Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and has been certified as a Community-engaged Institution. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of approximately 19,400, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina. UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the sixteen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

University Libraries: The University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the University through its print and electronic resources, research and instructional services, and other outreach programs. The collections include 1.2 million printed book volumes, more than 65,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions, over 350 electronic databases, and 650,000 e-books. For more information regarding the University Libraries please visit:

Greensboro Metro Area: Greensboro is a beautiful and thriving city of 280,000 and offers an extraordinary variety of visual and performing arts venues and programs. The UNCG campus is located near an exciting revitalized downtown district, a major sports/entertainment coliseum, and professional baseball stadium. Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad Region, which has 11 colleges and universities within an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, historic sites, and mild temperatures. North Carolina's mountains are an easy two-hour drive and the Atlantic beaches of the Carolinas are just around four hours away.

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, 12 month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the candidate's qualifications and experience. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year.

Application Procedures: Send a cover letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references to:

Preference will be given to applications received by January 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Recruitment Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Job Open Date 12/23/2016

For Best Consideration Date 03/05/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

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