Job Announcement: Metadata Management Librarian, University of Miami Libraries

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Created: April 20, 2014


The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This newly-defined position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent hires, trains, and supervises staff members related to metadata maintenance activities and special projects.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or equivalent. Two or more years with cataloging and/or metadata experience. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, tools, and their applications. Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, BibFrame, and authority/identifier initiatives. Ability to multi-task with various deadlines and exercise independent judgment. Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Potential ability to meet the University of Miami Libraries’ criteria for advancement and promotion of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments.

PREFERRED: Experience with batch-loading and local editing of vendor records; experience with XML, XSLT, macros, and/or tools for transforming metadata; experience managing authority control processes and/or vendor services; prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and set priorities, and effective organizational skills.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Acceptance and review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Do not apply online, position# 001537. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno HR Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320 e-mail:

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Published: Sunday, April 20, 2014 18:49 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC