Cataloging and Metadata Services Mission, Vision, Values


The CMS Department supports the learning, teaching, and research needs of the UNT Libraries’ users by providing discovery and access to resources through timely and accurate cataloging.


The CMS Department will ensure the discoverability of the UNT Libraries’ collections throughout the world to inspire educational innovation, research, and scholarship.



Users are the center of our work. Their diverse current and future needs guide our efforts.

Quality and Timeliness

We balance timeliness and quality so resources are available to users as quickly as reasonably possible with clear and accurate metadata to facilitate discovery and access.


Collaboration and mutual respect are essential for a productive and healthy work environment.


Constructive, clear, and respectful communication facilitates collaboration, supports diverse viewpoints, encourages transparency, and increases efficiency.

Professional Growth

We encourage expanding knowledge and skills by learning new tools and techniques and participating in research and scholarly activities.


Autonomy and trust positively influence our work environment, allowing us to become leaders and provide the best service possible.