Reposted: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to...

Librarian Position at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,

Tulane University

Job No.                                 IRC9646

Job Title                 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Location                 New Orleans, LA, US

Organization Name     Howard Tilton Library

Posting Summary

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the library's physical and digital collections. The incumbent works with staff in the Tulane Digital Library, Library IT, Special Collections, and Technical Services to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures, standards, and workflows relating to metadata creation within the metadata ecosystem of the libraries. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for the library's special collections, in a variety of formats. The incumbent creates and edits non-MARC metadata using MODS, EAD, MADS and other schema adopted by the library; serves as the Division's resource person for open linked data in library systems; participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and contributes and updates NACO authority records.


  • Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks
  • Evidence of cataloging and metadata workflows and services, including authority control and identity management
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri such as AAT, TGM, or LCGFT
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in both a library and research context
  • Evidence of organizational and project planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience using XML and MODS
  • Experience cataloging using RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, LCC, MARC 21 formats
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion and an ILS

Minimum Education

  • MLS or MUS from an ALA-accredited program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of academic library roles in support of data management and data management planning, including metadata support
  • Experience with XSLT
  • Experience with MADS, METS, EAD, or PREMIS
  • Experience with a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Experience with NACO

How To Apply

Please apply online through the “Jobs at Tulane” webpage:

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

This job posting will close on: Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.