Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Website Minot State University

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Full-time, Benefitted

Position Number 12880


Position Summary

The Gordon B. Olson Library at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a full-time Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

Position Responsibilities

·         Perform copy and original cataloging according to nationally-standardized cataloging and metadata policies and practices.

·         Collaborate with colleagues and vendors to ensure access to electronic resources, including e-journals.

·         Gather and analyze collections metrics to support decision-making.  Compile and report statistics for institutional, state, and national reports, including a monthly acquisitions list for institutional use.

·         Plan and execute projects to enhance access to the library’s collection.

·         Staff the reference desk during scheduled times during the day and on evenings and weekends.

·         Work with faculty liaisons to build the library’s collections in assigned areas.

·         Serve on the library marketing committee.

·         Participate in assessment activities.

Required Qualifications

This position requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science program.  Other required qualifications include: excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty, administrators, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional qualifications that we are looking for in a successful candidate include experience working in an academic library and experience cataloging academic materials.


The salary range is $34,800 to $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Our comprehensive fringe benefit package includes employer-paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and tuition-waiver benefits.

About Minot State University

The Gordon B. Olson Library is a medium-size academic library with six full-time librarians.  Founded in 1913 as a Normal School, Minot State University is the third-largest public university in North Dakota.  We serve a diverse student body of approximately 3000 students and offer more than 80 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Minot, North Dakota (population 48,000) is a safe community with a high quality of life. As the cultural hub for the region, Minot affords more cultural and recreational opportunities than might be expected for a town of its size.

Application Procedures

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Please submit a letter of application, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.

Additional Information

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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