Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Florida Southern College

About this position

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 October 2, 2015 will be given preference. The target start date is November 16, 2015.


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.

About our ideal candidate


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.


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.

About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 28 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 4 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named among America’s top colleges by Washington Monthly and Forbes; and included among the very best colleges in the nation in The Princeton Review’s 380 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest and consistently ranked among the top 10 for Most Beautiful Campus by The Princeton Review, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.