Metadata Librarian

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Created: February 18, 2016


 The ASU Libraries invites applications for the position of Metadata Librarian 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. Primary assignment is to support and improve the ASU Libraries resource discovery services by maintaining and improving the Libraries ability to process and load bibliographic data to the integrated library system (Sierra), and manage and improve resource description activities for special collections resources and Arizona government documents. Responsibilities also include: contributing to departmental productivity and efficient operation through documentation and reporting of dataload activities, collaboration with staff performing resource description activities; determining policies and practices for assigned workflows; supporting metadata needs of the department; working in close collaboration with library staff devoted to acquisitions, batch processing, electronic resources management, repositories, etc. Associated duties include supporting the metadata needs of the ASU Digital Repository, and the digital projects and research data management teams. The Metadata Librarian works as a member of the Metadata unit, reporting to the Librarian for Metadata Analysis within the Bibliographic & Metadata Services department. This is a year-to-year academic professional position.

Required Qualifications: American Library Association accredited MLS, MIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science to be completed by date of hire; demonstrated experience in bibliographic data processing; demonstrated experience in resource description; 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; successful experience with project management and collaborative project development; demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple, simultaneous projects, develop efficient workflows and procedures and balance competing demands; demonstrated experience creating and working with authority data (LC Authorities, VIAF); 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 working on digital repository records and projects; experience with knowledge bases and other process-control devices, applied to bibliographic services; knowledge of character encoding systems and methods; 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.

Salary: $49,000 minimum; rank of Assistant or Associate, depending on experience.

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 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 March 25, 2016. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


Published: Thursday, February 18, 2016 17:08 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC