Cataloging and Metadata Specialist -- Amigos Library Services -- Dallas, TX

Amigos Library Services seeks to fill the position of Cataloging and Metadata Specialist working across its Continuing Education Services (CES) team and other Amigos units. This position has the option to work from Amigos’ Addison / Dallas office, Ballwin / St. Louis office, or remotely. Read the full description of this exciting opportunity and the application instructions below.

Position Overview
The Cataloging and Metadata Specialist is a shared position across the Continuing Education Services (CES) team and other Amigos units. The Specialist will focus half their work time developing and providing education and training to support libraries in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata standards, and half their work time supporting other Amigos units in their development of collaborative solutions for libraries, working to develop metadata standards for projects and working directly with libraries to implement those standards.

Amigos Library Services’ Strategic Plan to 2025 seeks to position the organization as member-led / member-centered; a valued partner; and focused on libraries and library staff. This shared position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to those goals as both a trainer and a practitioner in the areas of cataloging and metadata.

This position reports to the Manager of Continuing Education Services and to individual project managers as assigned for specific tasks.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills.
    This position engages with partners and designs, develops, and delivers content. The ability to communicate professionally and productively is key to this role.
  • Professionally engaged and curious
    This position monitors emerging cataloging and metadata standards; actively seeks out new practices; and explores new opportunities for collaboration.
  • Detail- and Process-Oriented
    This position implements projects related to the organization’s continuing education programs using agreed upon systems and processes to ensure efficiency and excellent customer service.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in cataloging and metadata practice.

Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree with experience working in libraries or with library professionals.

Salary and Benefits
The anticipated hiring salary is from $60,000. Amigos offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental coverage; optional vision and supplementary insurances; 401(k) retirement plan; vacation, personal, and sick days.

Application and Deadline
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments in an email to Questions should be directed to Miguel Figueroa (

The position is open until filled with review of applications beginning immediately.

About Amigos Library Services
Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit library consortium dedicated to serving over 500 academic, public, and special libraries throughout the Southcentral and Southwest regions and across the United States. Amigos provides member libraries with group purchasing, materials delivery, continuing education, and technology hosting services.

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