Discovery Librarian

Full time

Created: April 24, 2017
College Park, MD
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Description

Under the direction of the Discovery and Metadata Services Department Head,
the Discovery Librarian has a significant role in the management and
development of the Libraries’ discovery environments. The incumbent will
improve discovery of and access to the Libraries’ digital and print
collections though a wide array of activities, including metadata analysis,
configuration, enhancement, and maintenance. S/He will represent the
department as a member of the Libraries’ Discovery Group, collaborating
across divisions and departments in order to help cultivate a seamless
discovery experience for staff and users.

*Nature of Work*

Under the direction of the Discovery and Metadata Services Department Head,
the Discovery Librarian has a significant role in the management and
development of the Libraries’ discovery environments. The incumbent will
improve discovery of and access to the Libraries’ digital and print
collections though a wide array of activities, including metadata analysis,
configuration, enhancement, and maintenance. S/He will represent the
department as a member of the Libraries’ Discovery Group, collaborating
across divisions and departments in order to help cultivate a seamless
discovery experience for staff and users.

*Duties and Responsibilities*
● (40%) Collaborates with stakeholders to develop, configure, enhance, and
maintain the Libraries’ discovery environments and their supporting
systems, including WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat knowledge base, and
WorldCat Link Resolver.
● (25%) Participates in metadata analysis, remediation, and normalization
projects across discovery tools and platforms, optimizing collections for
accessibility and discoverability. Partners with stakeholders to implement
innovative approaches and workflows to support bibliographic control,
metadata remediation, and solutions for managing authorities and
identifiers across library discovery systems.
● (10%) Partners with library staff to employ formal usability testing
methods and data analysis to assess the effectiveness of services and
technologies. Participates in assessment activities, to include collecting,
maintaining, analyzing, and reporting on data generated by discovery
systems.
● (10%) Maintains knowledge of emerging trends and issues in discovery,
metadata, and user behavior that have potential for enhancing access to
resources and services for users through participation in regional and
national meetings and electronic communication. Evaluates potential new
services and technologies and suggests policy and procedural changes that
improve access or efficiency.
● (10%) Participates in UMD Libraries and Divisional activities,
professional service, and scholarly/creative activities.
● (5%) Performs other duties as assigned. Physical Demands: Normal office
environment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None

*Qualifications and Experience *

Education: Required Master’s degree in library science from a graduate
program accredited by the American Library Association or similar
credentials.

Experience
Required: Knowledge of Library content discovery applications and systems.
-Familiarity a variety of metadata and content-based standards and
authorities such as DublinCore, MARC, DACS, PREMIS, and LCNAF. Familiarity
with a range of metadata formats, such as XML, RDF, JSON, and KBART.
Analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent interpersonal skills
including the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team
environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of staff
within and outside of Collection Services. Potential for meeting the
standards required for achieving permanent status.

Preferred
Experience with Library content discovery applications and systems such as
WorldCat Discovery. Experience with of a variety of metadata and
content-based standards and authorities such as DublinCore, MARC, DACS,
PREMIS, and LCNAF. Demonstrated experience with a range of metadata
formats, including XML, RDF, JSON, and KBART. Familiarity with at least one
programming language. Knowledge of data remediation and normalization
concepts and tools

If interested please see the job posting at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50757


Last updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017 14:21 UTC

How to apply

Contact:

Bria L. Parker
Metadata Librarian
blparker@UMD.EDU


Metadata

Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 14:21 UTC