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Metadata & Cataloging Librarian

  • Kent State University Libraries
  • Kent, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Kent State University Libraries seeks a forward-thinking, detail-oriented librarian to join our Resource Innovation team in support of the teaching and research mission of Kent State University. The Metadata & Cataloging Librarian will provide timely and accurate access to our collections through the creation and management of bibliographic and authority records for multiple resource types, physical and electronic, according to national and local standards. The position serves the cataloging needs of the libraries throughout the KSU system, participates in projects, and engages with student employees.

This position is a 12-month, Non-tenure Track faculty position. Starting salary: $55,000 at Assistant Professor rank.



Required Qualifications

- MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Library.
- At least 1 year of experience performing complex copy or original cataloging working within an integrated library system cataloging module.
- Experience applying cataloging standards including RDA, MARC21, LCSH, and LC Classification.
- Experience using OCLC Connexion and/or OCLC WorldShare.
- Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

- At least 2 years of complex copy and original cataloging experience in a variety of formats in an academic or research library.
- Experience with batch loading and processing of records.
- Experience cataloging music and media.
- Experience creating and editing authority records (NACO work.)
- Experience working with shared catalogs and library consortiums.
- Track record showing ability to work collaboratively.
- Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Employer Statement

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until August 25, 2023.

Posted On: Aug 7, 2023 / This posting expires: Aug 26, 2023