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Manager, Library/Museum

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*All applications received by July 31, 2017 will receive full consideration.* This is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected. When prompted to do so, please upload three (3) professional references.



Open Date 07/03/2017
Requisition Number PRN14693B
Job Title Manager, Library/Museum
Working Title Lead Cataloger
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8-5
Some evenings and weekends may be required.

VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 50,000-60,000
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

The Lead Cataloger will perform original and copy cataloging in all formats and provide operational and technical leadership for the Library’s enterprise integrated library system. The Lead Cataloger is responsible for overseeing MARC cataloging activities and for establishing policies and procedures for all cataloging activities.


Responsible for the overall maintenance of resource management module the University’s integrated library system, including authority control and special projects, but focusing on cataloging, resource management, and acquisitions.

Uses ILS analytics and SQL to collect and analyze data and assist with the production of reports.

Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata services, improving the discovery of and access to resources.

Helps coordinate and organize the activities of staff currently involved in cataloging, and leads the development of cataloging policies, best practices, standards, and workflows to continuously improve productivity and outcomes.

Provides consulting services, training, and oversight in cataloging and the application of metadata standards and schema.

Maintains an engagement with national and international trends and developments in cataloging, metadata standards, bibliographic control, authority control, integrated library systems, and knowledge management.

Performs original and copy cataloging in all formats, including physical and digital resources and serials.

Oversees batch loading and global editing of bibliographic records and develops and automates metadata ingest and deletion procedures.

Facilitates collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible.

Ensures compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Plans and coordinates the local implementation of necessary changes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Three to four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Experience performing administrative functions within an integrated library system database (preferably Alma).

Significant knowledge of and ability to apply the following tools in bibliographic and authority work: RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Library of Congress classification (LCC), and MARC21.

Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic, digital and physical formats, including serials.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Experience working with library databases, discovery tools, OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Classification Web, and RDA Toolkit.

Familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data, and BIBFRAME.

Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as NACO, BIBCO, CONSER or SACO.

Experience in performing name, series, and subject authority work.

Demonstrated project management experience.

Experience with creating, updating, and deleting records using batch processes.

Strong knowledge of computer technology with knowledge of SQL and some programming knowledge.

Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.

Evidence of innovation and leadership skills.

Ability to train staff and prepare effective training materials and documentation.

Ability to make decisions independently and work with initiative within the framework of departmental and Library policies and goals.

Ability to work in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

All applications received by July 31, 2017 will receive full consideration.

This is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected.

When prompted to do so, please upload three (3) professional references.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission