Assistant Librarian – Discovery & Metadata Librarian

at University of Wyoming (view profile)
Location Laramie, Wyoming
Date Posted October 14, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The University of Wyoming Libraries seek applicants for a Discovery & Metadata Librarian position. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management (RDM).


  • Provide leadership to ensure access to materials acquired by the libraries and create a streamlined discovery experience for users.
  • Monitor trends and best practices in resource description to serve as one of the local resource persons for the libraries during the transition from MARC to linked data.
  • Develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery service. This may include automating processes, workflow modifications, and training colleagues.
  • Coordinate ILS record imports and exports and provide training and documentation to collaborating staff. This includes editing MARC and other data before and/or after other processes.
  • Coordinate database maintenance and authority control projects, both bulk and manual. Provide training and documentation to collaborating staff.
  • Provide training to division personnel on discovery projects.
  • Coordinate with colleagues on record acquisition.
  • Work with outsourced cataloging and/or authority vendors on configurations, changes, and questions referred by cataloging staff. Provide training and documentation to collaborating staff.
  • During the transition phase from MARC to successor standards, this position may assist with MARC cataloging and/or other discovery record formats. 

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service and professional development. ( This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.

This position is open until filled. We will begin screening applicants on October 28, 2019.




  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in cataloging and bibliographic record manipulation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Experience with MARC, RDA, LCC, OCLC, and related tools.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, /library management systems, or library services platforms.
  • Knowledge of MarcEdit or a related tool for manipulation of MARC records


  • Academic library experience
  • Knowledge of additional MARC data manipulation tools
  • Knowledge of linked data
  • Project management experience

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   


In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

Primary Location

: US-WY-Laramie


: Academic

Posted Salary Range From: 54000 :     

Unposting Date

: Ongoing