Metadata/Catalog Librarian, Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)


Job Title: Metadata/Catalog Librarian
Organization: Florida Southern College
Location: Lakeland, Florida ,

Metadata/Catalog Librarian

Roux Library at Florida Southern College seeks a Metadata/Catalog Librarian who will have primary responsibility, under the direction of the Library Director,for execution of a project to create an online digital archive containing approximately 4,000 images of Frank Lloyd Wright materials in the College Archives. This position as a visiting librarian is a temporary grant-funded appointment ending May 31, 2010. The successful candidate will be skilled in processing, cataloging, and outreach for the archives. Applications received by December 15, 2008 will be given preference. The target start date is February 1, 2009.


  • Coordinate workflow for digitizing, processing, and cataloging Frank Lloyd Wright materials for the digital collection
  • Catalog and assign metadata to digital materials
  • Research appropriate copyright, licensing, and rights management issues related to the collection
  • Collaborate with other librarians to create and implement best practices to the creation and maintenance of the digitization project
  • Participate in and/or supervise scanning activities including quality assurance for processed images
  • Develop finding aids for materials in the collection and other outreach programs
  • Maintain schedules and deadlines mandated by the grant
  • Participate in creating reports detailing the progress of the project
  • Co-supervise student assistants
  • Other duties as assigned



Qualified candidates will have an ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or a M.A. degree with an emphasis in archives management, and knowledge of cataloging and metadata creation.


Candidates should also have experience using bibliographic utilities including OCLC, integrated library systems, and content management systems such as CONTENTdm; knowledge of various cataloging and metadata standards such as MARC21, XML, EAD, Dublin Core, LCSH, DACS, and AACR2 as well as authority control; and experience with digital scanning hardware and software including OCR software and Photoshop. The ability to handle project planning and management particularly in a college archive setting and supervisory experience is also beneficial.


The salary for this position was established during the grant application process at the rate of $30,000 per 12 months, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

The College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 46 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern College has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 26 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked in the Top 10 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and is included in the Princeton’s Review’s 366 Best Colleges and Fiske guides. The college is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. Located in scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

To Apply

The following items are required: letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and list of three references (including phone number and e-mail address) to Dr. James Byrd, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698. EOE.

For additional information contact Mr. Randall M. MacDonald:


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