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Thursday, March 17, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA - Gainesville, Florida - Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian


University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries


Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian Assistant or Associate University Librarian


The Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) Department. Key responsibilities include providing leadership in developing and applying best practices and international standards for the management of names metadata not only within the libraries but also in other contexts across campus; and pioneering the development of a program to assist university researchers in navigating ontology development and identity management, forging new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary research.

As an active participant in developing Linked-Data-friendly systems and processes, this expert will seek innovative solutions for creating, assigning and managing identifiers in library and other data stores, such as International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) and Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). As the library's leader in contributing to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), the incumbent will provide coordination, training and review for name and series authority work of other catalogers, and will act as a coordinator of the Florida NACO Funnel Project.

The Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will contribute to departmental policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and perform original and shared cataloging using Resource Description and Access (RDA) guidelines to PCC standards. Collaborating closely with the Metadata Librarian, the incumbent will provide leadership in developing creative, Linked-Data-friendly practices for the management of named entities in the Libraries' metadata and in other campus data stores.  

The search will remain open until April 20, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.


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