Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian:  Roux Library and the McKay Archives Center at Florida Southern College seek an enthusiastic, innovative, technologically savvy Cataloging and Metadata Librarian who will have responsibility for planning and coordinating all aspects of the cataloging and classification of library and archives materials, including management and maintenance of bibliographic holdings locally and in OCLC. This is a full-time, twelve-month non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are competitive. Applications received by September 30, 2013 will be given preference. The target start date is November 1, 2013.

Responsibilities:  The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian reports to the Director of the Library, supervises one library assistant, and co-supervises several student assistants. The Librarian performs original and copy cataloging of a wide variety of materials in diverse formats (including serials and e-resources), and collaborates with library colleagues to create and implement best practices for the creation and maintenance of digital collections and to catalog and assign metadata to digital materials. The Librarian leads the DDC to LCC reclassification project, creates and runs reports for accreditation and other purposes, is a liaison to college faculty and to the Innovative Users Group, serves on faculty committees, attends faculty meetings and other required functions, maintains superlative relationships with library and archives stakeholders, participates in the library’s scheduled public services weekend staff rotation, and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited library school with an emphasis on cataloging and metadata is required; as is a demonstrated familiarity with current theory, practice, and trends in library and information services; and two to three years of successful professional experience. The successful candidate will have experience using bibliographic utilities including OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems (Innovative Interface’s Millennium or Sierra preferred), CONTENTdm, and PastPerfect; knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards and schema such as MARC, RDA, XML, EAD, Dublin Core, LCSH, AACR2, and ANSCR; will evince strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and will have prior work experience in an academic institution.

Preferred Qualifications:  NACO/SACO training will be beneficial, as will be the ability to handle project planning and management and supervisory experience in a college library setting. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be skilled in engaged learning, the use of instructional technology, and student advising, and should be a college-wide citizen skilled in effective committee work and other activities supportive of the college at large.

The College:  Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s 377 Best Colleges guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s America’s Top Colleges guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.

To Apply:  To apply for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian send a letter of application indicating how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three  professional references to Applications may also be mailed to:

Mr. Randall M. MacDonald — Director of the Library — Florida Southern College  — 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive  — Lakeland, FL 33801-5698   —

Florida Southern College has a strong commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The college recruits, hires, trains, transfers, promotes and compensates individuals and makes all personnel decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.