Affiliate /Assistant Librarian (Electronic Resources and Metadata Services)

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Created: December 23, 2014


Tisch Library supports Tufts’ School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. This is a dynamic time for libraries, and Tisch Technical Services engages in initiatives utilizing Project Management principles to manage workflows and provide the opportunity for staff to share knowledge and develop skills needed to manage an increasingly complex digital environment. Technical Services cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide access to high-quality resources and services for our users.

Tisch Library Technical Services seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented librarian to be part of a team that manages all phases of electronic resources for the Libraries, from evaluation and setup through implementation and ongoing maintenance. The libraries have created a shared service model for managing electronic resources and the successful candidate will help shape the model going forward. He/She will also help drive the development and growth of metadata services in Tisch Library in support of digital scholarship at the University.

The Electronic Resources and Metadata Services Librarian’s responsibilities include providing effective management of electronic resources purchased by the Libraries; providing leadership in developing, recommending, documenting and implementing policies and procedures that promote best practices for management and access, resolving data-related problems, acting as a resource within and beyond the department for electronic resources management; managing metadata for electronic resources using various library resource management applications including Millennium’s III ERM module, Serials Solutions management tools, and local databases; providing oversight for electronic resources maintenance projects, including a comprehensive review of the information maintained in the library’s Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience with non-MARC metadata standards such as Dublin Core or MODS, and will have familiarity with markup languages such as HTML5 and XML, and XML editing software such as Oxygen. Preferred qualifications also include knowledge of a foreign language, experience with the Millennium Integrated Library System (ILS); knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification.

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