Automated Metadata Processes Librarian

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Created: September 18, 2015


 Automated Metadata Processes Librarian will work in the Bibliographic & Metadata Services Department. The department’s six librarians and 21 staff is responsible for managing the Libraries’ approximately $11 million collections budget, acquiring materials in all formats, and creating and maintaining metadata to facilitate discovery of library resources. The department, serving ASU libraries on five campuses plus ASU Online, works closely with other library staff on digital initiatives and projects. This position reports to the Librarian for Metadata Analysis.  The primary assignment is to support and improve the ASU Libraries resource discovery services by developing applications and other automated techniques for performing metadata-related tasks. Associated duties include supporting the metadata needs of the ASU Digital Repository, and the digital projects and research data management teams. Responsibilities include: using programming expertise to automate metadata processes and monitor, update and maintain automated processes; working in close collaboration with library staff devoted to acquisitions, batch processing, electronic resources, repositories, etc. The Librarian works as a member of the Metadata unit within the Bibliographic & Metadata Services department. This position also serves as an associate member of the Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure department to support digital repository workflows and projects, and data management needs.  This is a year-to-year academic professional position.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master of Library/Information Sciences degree to be completed by date of hire; 2 years of experience in application development and web services involving bibliographic or metadata processes; demonstrated experience with standards for bibliographic and authority data (e.g. MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC).

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems and complex bibliographic databases; strong service orientation and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple, simultaneous projects, develop efficient workflows and procedures and balance competing demands; demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation; experience with non-Marc metadata, particularly Dublin Core, EAD/EAC, METS and PREMIS; demonstrated experience in documenting procedures and writing specifications; experience with metadata analysis tools and editors; experience with knowledge bases and other process-control devices, applied to bibliographic services; reading knowledge of at least one language other than English; knowledge of semantic web, linked data principles and RDF; aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards; excellent communication and analytic skills, including the ability to work well in a team-based environment; demonstrated experience creating and working with authority data (LC Authorities, VIAF).

Salary: $49,000 minimum; rank of Assistant or Associate, DOE

The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America.  The ASU Libraries include nine physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, International Business Information Centre at Thunderbird and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Design Library.  In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  The ASU Libraries support over 82,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty.  More information about the Arizona State University Libraries can be found at:

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references.  Send Attn.: Search Committee Automated Metadata Processes Librarian.  The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson, Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Marcia Anderson,

Application Deadline: Application deadline is October 2, 2015. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


Published: Friday, September 18, 2015 19:56 UTC

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