Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian

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Created: February 6, 2015


The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.

The Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library has a rich collection documenting the African American experience and the African Diaspora.  It features manuscript writings and books, including first edition titles, limited printings autographed and rare publications.  The extensive collection of books, personal papers, organizational and institutional records supports research in education, literature, the arts, religion, politics and society and community empowerment.  Additionally, the AUC Woodruff Library serves as the custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tupac Amaru Shakur Collections.

The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  Notable accomplishments include, recipient of two Communicator Awards for print communication materials, recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for HBCU Photographic Preservation Project Round II, and national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, service-oriented, and collaborative, Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian. The Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian will work with members of the Archives Research Center, Digital Services, and Resource Acquisition & Management units to coordinate the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata representing the Library’s physical and digital collections.  The incumbent will be responsible for original cataloging of materials in multiple formats (textual, media, and digital) in particular, those resources associated with archival and special collections.  S/he will work with the Systems Librarian to maintain accurate, timely holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases and other systems. In addition, the Metadata & Digital Resources Librarian will assist with the acquisition of library resources for assigned subject area(s) utilizing a variety of vendors.


Add, update, and/or delete bibliographic, item, and/or holdings records for physical and online resources.
Provide metadata description for original locally digitized materials
Work with Digital Services staff to create standardized practices for ingesting metadata into the Library’s institutional repository and/or other digital collections platforms.
Collaborate with Digital Services Unit and Archives Research Center staff to develop local cataloging and metadata policies and procedures, and implement national standards, rules and best practices for cataloging and metadata for archival and special collections in a variety of formats.
Work with Systems Librarian to maintain accurate, timely online resources holdings data in the library’s knowledge bases and other systems.
Serve as acquisitions liaison for subject specialist(s) in assigned subject area(s).
Acquire monographs, media materials, and other library resources for assigned subject area(s) utilizing a variety of vendors.
Serve on a rotating basis (including some weekends) at one of the Library’s public service points.

ALA accredited MLS/MSIS  or Masters of Archival Studies or a  subject Masters with Archival Certification
2-3 years work experience in a technical services department or archives in an academic library
Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata standards used in digital libraries and archives, such as Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, preservation metadata.
Experience with or education in emerging RDA and FRBR/BIBFRAME conceptual models.
Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons.
Experience assessing metadata needs for digitized and special collections.
Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems such as OCLC WMS and web resources available in an academic and/or public library
Knowledge of standard library methods and classification systems highly desirable (e.g. Library of Congress classification system, AACR2, Dublin Core, MARC)
Strong computer skills; experience with iMACs and applicable software desirable
Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy
Demonstrated skill to implement and adapt to change and balance multiple tasks and work priorities in a fast paced environment
Effective analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
Strong customer service experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to take initiative and be accountable for results
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

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