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Discovery Services Librarian – University of Colorado at Denver

Position Type: Tenured / Tenure Track Librarian

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Position/Posting Description:

The Auraria Library seeks a creative, flexible, and innovative individual who is able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, to work independently and collegially with internal and external campus constituents, and who will contribute to a customer service oriented library. Reporting to the Associate Director of Technical Services, this position will collaborate with a wide range of library units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. Specifically, the position will contribute to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library’s various systems and search tools, including the library catalog, discovery layer, library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository and other digital delivery platforms. The Discovery Services Librarian is a member of the Auraria Library’s tenure-track faculty. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are scholarly activity, creative work, and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Denver.

  • Performs adaptive and original cataloging in all formats, such as print, physical non-print, electronic materials, digital and archival projects.
  • Participates in library teams, on-going activities, and special projects related to cataloging, digital projects, and bibliographic control. Keeps abreast of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Provides, monitors, and manages proper cataloging standards and procedures for all materials
  • Performs some supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves on a variety of internal and external committees.
  • Participates in conferences and contributes to the profession through publications, presentations, etc.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Master’s in Library Information Science (ALA Accredited preferred)
  • Knowledge of resource description using national cataloging standards (AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and MARC).
  • Knowledge of RDA, FRBR, linked data, and symantic web.
  • Knowledge of authority control.
  • Knowledge of cataloging applications such as the cataloging module of an integrated library system, OCLC Connexion, and MarcEdit.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of access and discovery to scholarly resources.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment with diverse groups of library faculty and staff.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Preferred Experience Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Cataloging/metadata experience using cataloging applications such as OCLC Connexion and MarcEdit.
  • Experience using library management and electronic resources management systems such as Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s Millennium and ERM software and Serials Solutions 360 products.
  • Supervisory experience including supervision in cataloging or other technical services operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership or project management experience.
  • Experience with national cooperative cataloging programs such as PCC.
  • Evidence of professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.

Position Classification and Salary:
This is a tenured/tenure-track faculty position with a minimum salary of $48,000 commensurate with skills, experience, and rank. The incumbent may be initially appointed as a non-tenure track, senior instructor and then moved into a tenure-track position effective July 1, 2013. To be appointed with tenure, one must be tenured at a comparable academic institution and meet the Auraria Library’s criteria for tenure and promotion. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility is located at

The downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural and recreational district. Its location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population, comprising primarily commuters, and a growing residential student housing population that has evolved to provide students with a dynamic undergraduate experience. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The Library is dedicated to providing an environment which stimulates and nourishes the growth of ideas. This is accomplished through collections and services that support the curriculum, ranging from vocational training to doctoral programs. For more information about the Library and the campus, visit:

UCD is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may require a motor vehicle records check.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Application Information:

Applicants are only accepted online at, refer to job posting #819573

Although this position is open until filled, full consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013.
Applicants should provide the following:
-A letter of application detailing how your education, background and experience relate to the required and preferred qualifications
-A current vita
-Three professional references and their contact information

Job Posting Contact:  Marical Farner

Job Posting Contact Email:

Job Posting Number: 819573


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