Colgate University, University Libraries

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Position ID:Colgate-University Libraries-LIBRARIAN [#21889]
Position Title: Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Library / Technical Services-Cataloging
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/06, finished 2023/06/10, listed until 2022/12/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As part of our strategic cluster hiring initiative, Colgate University Libraries seek a creative and outcome-oriented Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. This is an open-rank position for a library faculty member who will join a team that produces the technical and descriptive metadata needed to provide intellectual and physical access to our information resources and collections. An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent is required at the time of hire or by the end of the first year of hire. The successful candidate will participate in planning and implementing projects focused on non-MARC metadata and management of complex workflows. Additionally, this librarian will work closely with cataloging staff to create and edit MARC metadata for eResources (such as eBook packages and streaming videos) in addition to physical library materials (such as books, serials, and DVDs). In both MARC and non-MARC environments, this librarian will explore new technologies in metadata applications and metadata schema adaptation; develop standards, policies, and procedures; and manage new and evolving projects. This position will require working collaboratively with a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds, including other library colleagues, students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will also actively participate in the creation and maintenance of digital projects that reflect Colgate’s historic past and support its scholarly contributions. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will join a cohort with two additional positions in this cluster hire: a Head of Special Collections and University Archives; and an Outreach and Engagement Librarian. A more detailed list of required and preferred qualifications for the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian position can be found here: We are most interested in finding the best candidate for this position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t have all the preferred qualifications.

Please apply for this position to Academic Jobs Online including the following:

1. A cover letter, which should address the following questions: a. Please outline your scholarship and professional development plans and goals, as well as any resources that you will need for pursuing these interests (national or international conferences, collaborators, workshops, etc.) b. How do you envision Colgate University Libraries supporting you in reaching these goals? c. What initiatives or contributions in the area of DEI demonstrate your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive work environment?

2. Your most recent CV

3. Names and email addresses of three references. (The committee will contact those references at a later stage.)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. when the review of materials will begin. If you have any questions about this position, please email the search committee chair and University Librarian Courtney L. Young (

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3000 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual--career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Colgate University Libraries
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346