Metadata & Cataloging Librarian

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

Looking for adventure? Join us in Alaska! The University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Metadata and Cataloging Librarian familiar with current metadata standards, integrated library systems, and cataloging practices. This position offers opportunities for innovation and growth, as well as collaboration within the university, and with libraries across the state. Anchorage is a vibrant community with something for everyone, combining city life with easy access to the wilderness for activities like hiking, biking, and skiing.


100Cataloging: Perform original and copy cataloging in OCLC and ILS following national standards. Create and maintain catalog records, resolve complicated cataloging problems, and assist with cataloging projects in statewide library consortium. Serve as a resource to the Alaska Library Catalog consortium in resolving problems relating to the catalog and responding to cataloging-related inquiries or problems. Work collaboratively with other Library departments. General Academic and Professional Responsibilities: Participate in faculty governance and other library and university service. Contribute professional expertise to associations, agencies, or other public service entities. Stay current with new developments in metadata standards and cataloging guidelines and regularly participate in professional development activities that contribute to awareness of new technologies and trends in libraries and higher education. Contribute to the overall mission of the Consortium Library in supporting information literacy through library collections and services to the UAA community. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.Essential

Job Posting Summary
The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seeks applications from dynamic, forward thinking, innovative librarians for a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian position. The position will support discovery and access to library resources by creating and maintaining catalog records, resolving complicated cataloging problems, and assisting with cataloging projects in our library consortium. Responsibilities include original and copy cataloging of materials in a variety of languages, including monographs, serials, audiovisual materials, sheet music, and maps, using OCLC Connexion, RDA or AACR2, and LC Classification. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will serve as a resource to the Alaska Library Catalog consortium in resolving problems relating to the catalog and responding to cataloging-related inquiries or problems. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of Technical Services.


The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program at the time of appointment, knowledge of current and emerging national and international cataloging and metadata standards and practices, familiarity with integrated library systems and the OCLC bibliographic utility, and cataloging experience. This position requires the ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment and to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on assigned tasks. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to user access to information is essential. The successful candidate will also commit to conducting service activities consistent with a tenure-track faculty appointment and to maintaining skills and knowledge through continuing professional development.


Salary and benefits: Minimum salary of $76,000 annually for 100% FTE position (9 + 3 month contract). Attractive benefits including retirement program, health and life insurance, wellness program, tuition remission, professional development opportunities, and leave programs.

Applications should be received by August 17, 2020 to receive full consideration.

To apply: All applications must be submitted online at Please upload a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of at least three references.


About the Library
The UAA/APU Consortium Library serves both University of Alaska Anchorage, the state’s largest post-secondary institution, and Alaska Pacific University, a private liberal arts college. We are the center of the Alaska Library Catalog, a consortium of 87 public, academic, special, and K-12 libraries that serves 92% of the population of Alaska. The shared catalog has 3.2 million titles. The UAA campus offers programs in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business, and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as aviation, and oil and gas. UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where one can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views. The city’s 300,000 human residents share their space with an estimated 1,500 moose, not to mention bald eagles, bears, beavers, Dall sheep, and the occasional lynx. King and silver salmon fill Ship Creek all summer long, drawing anglers to one of the world’s only urban salmon fisheries. But we don’t have to sacrifice urban amenities to live in the Last Frontier. Anchorage provides a bounty of museums, movie theaters, shopping, live music, sporting events and hundreds of restaurants. Anchorage includes the country’s most diverse Census tract, and more than 90 languages are spoken by students in the Anchorage School District.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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