Position type
Faculty Position
Job Summary

The Cartographic Metadata Librarian enables discovery and access to the University of Georgia Libraries’ collections of cartographic materials in all formats and languages, including those held outside of the Map and Government Information Library, by creating and enhancing catalog records according to national and international standards. The person in this position will also assist library users with identifying and locating materials as needed. The Cartographic Metadata Librarian reports to the Head of the Map and Government Information Library.

The Map and Government Information Library is Georgia’s designated regional depository for U.S. federal documents and the official depository for State of Georgia government publications; it is also home to one of the largest academic map collections in the country and the ASERL Center of Excellence for maps. Taken together, the map and government documents collections consist of approximately 1.7 million tangible items and over 3 million microforms. The Map and Government Information Library consists of a Head, 3 FTE faculty librarians, and 3 FTE staff members plus student assistants.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Duties and Responsibilities

*Provides access to the UGA Libraries’ collections of cartographic resources in all formats and languages by performing original and complex copy cataloging, including editing of records which lack Library of Congress classification numbers and/or subject headings.

*Promotes the use of consistent headings in local and national files, provides references from variant and related terms, and contributes to the efficiency of the national cataloging effort by incorporating name and subject authority records. Maintains quality of work and prepares for change by keeping up with national and international developments in bibliographic control.

*Contributes to the efficient processing and uniform description of materials throughout the Libraries by maintaining effective working relationships and by serving as a resource person to Libraries’ personnel regarding cartographic resources cataloging policies and procedures.

*Contributes to Libraries-wide efforts to digitize cartographic resources by consulting on and overseeing the creation of non-MARC metadata.

*Assists patrons with research and reference inquiries by answering questions, and locating materials and resources.

Oversees the work of student assistants on maps-related projects and ongoing duties.

Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.

Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Libraries listserv, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings, and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in the Department and organization and contributes to the team effort by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.


All candidates must have an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and Information Science or foreign equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies

• Knowledge of Library of Congress classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
• Familiarity with OCLC Connexion and library management and discovery systems such as Alma.
• Familiarity with cataloging of cartographic materials, including the use of the Library of Congress Classification Schedule G.
• Reading knowledge of one or more modern European languages.
• Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and lead projects and manage workflows.
• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
• Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a team member in a service-oriented environment.
• Understanding of the value of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the workplace and in the description of information resources.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

One year or more of original cataloging experience using MARC and RDA

Candidates will be considered at the rank of Librarian I, II, III, or IV.
All candidates must have an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and Information Science or foreign equivalent.

To be considered at the level of Librarian II, candidates must have 2 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.

To be considered at the level of Librarian III, candidates must have 5 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.

To be considered at the level of Librarian IV, candidates must have 10 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.

For more information about the requirements for the Librarian ranks, please see the Guidelines for Librarian/Archivist Faculty Rank and Promotion: https://www.libs.uga.edu/employee-resources/committees/promotion/ranks

Other information

Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at:  https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/191582

Attached to their online application form should be a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.  Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by May 17 2021, however, the position will remain open until filled.

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Salary and Benefits

Minimum annual salary for this position begins at $50,000 UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays