Metadata Librarian and Electronic Resources Cataloger

Library Sciences
22002817 Requisition #
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Required Qualifications:

  • Education: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • To be appointed at the Specialist Librarian classification: two or more years of related library experience and demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC Connexion.
  • Knowledge of issues related to electronic resources cataloging.
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC-PCC PS, LCC, LCSH, LCGFT, LCDGT, LCMPT, and MARC21 formats, and familiarity with authority control and AACR2.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion in the workplace or community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Recent experience cataloging electronic resources.
  • Experience with the systems and tools used in the department including one or more of the following: Alma, Primo, Islandora.
  • Experience with XML and XSLT.
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata formats including Qualified DC, MODS, or EAD.
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Collection Manager and Record Manager programs.
  • Familiarity with BIBFRAME and linked data, and a general understanding of transition paths from MARC to BIBFRAME.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Successful completion of NACO training.


Application Details:

In order to be eligible for interview, applicants must upload the following and mark them as “relevant files” when you upload the documents:

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter that clearly addresses how you meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
  3. Statement regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. The University of Iowa Libraries welcomes and serves all, including people of color from all nations, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and the most vulnerable in our community. We safeguard the human right to access information. We offer educational resources that promote diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and we strive to build collections that reflect all points of view on current and historical issues. Include an applicant statement to include examples of ways you have advanced diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the workplace or community or provide other evidence of your demonstrated commitment to diversity.

The Libraries will be filling this position at one of two levels. The Librarian classification salary range is $49,000 - $51,000, and the Specialist Librarian classification salary range is $52,500 - $65,000. You must indicate in your cover letter the level of classification (Librarian and/or Specialist Librarian) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. See required qualifications for more information on classification level requirements.

For questions, contact Andrea Rost at

This position will be posted through at least May 29, 2022, and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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