DescriptionIIT Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative professional to serve as Discovery and Metadata Librarian. The Discovery and Metadata Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues to ensure the provision of access to materials held in the various units of University Archives and Special Collections and in the library's print and digital collections and repositories, by performing original and copy cataloging using descriptive standards, and utilizing a variety of encoding standards. The incumbent in cooperation with the Head of University Archives and Special Collections, the University Archivist, and the Digital Initiatives Librarian as well as other relevant staff throughout the library will provide leadership and direction in metadata and metadata projects that advance the strategic direction of the library and of the University. This position will participate in secondary assignments based on qualifications, interests, and institutional need. These may include involvement in integrated library system and/or e-book platform evaluation and implementation, Electronic Theses & Dissertation policy and process support, and/or collection development and analysis projects.
Key Responsibility 1
Provide guidance and oversight for the implementation of metadata schema for the Library that fosters access and discovery across platforms. Perform original and complex copy cataloging using descriptive standards and a variety of encoding standards to support access to materials held in Archives and Special Collections and in digital collections and repositories.
Key Responsibility 2
Collaborate with individuals, departments, Library committees, and task forces on the development of initiatives supporting the growth, maintenance, and ongoing sustainability of IIT's current and future print and digital archives and special collections. Train and mentor staff involved in metadata projects on the application of metadata in support of archival and digital collection development. Provide oversight and supervision of the process and personnel involved in applying metadata for various archives and special collections related projects and initiatives. Create documentation on the workflow and best practices for overall management of non-MARC metadata at the Library.
Key Responsibility 3
Communicate activities to library administration through reports, statistical analysis, and other appropriate methods on a monthly and annual basis. Provide statistical data as requested for outside reporting agencies. Provide support for library assessment projects particularly as they related to discovery and access to digital resources and collections. Participate in the creation and submission of grant applications.
Key Responsibility 4
Participate in other projects and initiatives to be determined based on the strategic direction of the university and library and the priorities and needs of the library. Participation may include involvement in such projects as ILS and/or e-book platform evaluation and implementation, Electronic Thesis & Dissertation policy and process support, support for the institutional repository, and/or collection development and analysis projects.
Key Responsibility 5
In collaboration and consultation with other library staff, formulate and document policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of bibliographic records in the library's integrated library system, I-Share, for digital archives and special collections which will be discoverable through the ILS. Make specific contributions to ensure the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library.
Key Responsibility 6
Actively participate in professional development activities at the national, regional, and/or local level. Participate in library committees, task forces, and teams. Remain current with metadata and digital library development standards and trends.
Demonstrate excellence in oral and written communications skills with internal and external contacts. Written communication includes, but is not limited to, reports, planning documents, memos, professional correspondence, management presentations, grant writing, and internal correspondence. Verbal communication includes regular and active participation in interdepartmental committees and task forces, as well as with individual staff. External contacts include library consortia members, community members, professional organizations, researchers, and donors.
Provide service to faculty, students, and staff at IIT's Main Campus. Appreciate a multicultural academic and research environment. Demonstrate a commitment to service excellence. Represent IIT Libraries externally in professional activities and with external partners.
Education & Experience:
Master's degree in Library Information Science or graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
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Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:34 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC