Cartographic Metadata Librarian

Full time

Created: March 6, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
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Description

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a motivated, energetic, and collaborative professional to serve as Cartographic Metadata Librarian. This position will also assist in the creation and maintenance of metadata for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project. The ideal candidate provides intellectual access for cartographic resources held by the University of Minnesota Libraries, including the John R. Borchert Map Library, by performing original and complex copy cataloging for sheet maps, atlases, GIS datasets, etc., in accordance with local and national descriptive and encoding standards. The position will design, implement, and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging of cartographic resources, as well as review and propose local cataloging policies and workflows relevant to cartographic materials and advise management in metadata activities related to cartographic materials. Metadata librarians work with the Director of Data Management & Access in coordinating metadata projects, training and mentoring support staff within the unit, and writing documentation.The Cartographic Metadata Librarian will also participate in Libraries-wide efforts, such as digital library metadata development.  The librarian will also contribute to the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as he or she works toward continuous appointment status. This position reports to the Director of Data Management & Access.

Institutional Context  

The award-winning University Libraries is an integral part of campus life and one of the greatest intellectual assets within the metropolitan area, the state, and beyond. In 2017, the Libraries won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute for Museum and Library Services — becoming only the third academic library to win the award in 23 years. It was also the recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

The Data Management & Access Department (DMA) is a department in the Data & Technology Division of the University Libraries. DMA has a diverse portfolio of responsibilities providing leadership, consultative services, and practical application of metadata content standards and schema for discovery and access of Libraries’ materials and resources. The department provides operational leadership for the Libraries’ enterprise integrated library system (Alma), technical leadership for our discovery system (Primo), and expertise and direction for Alma analytics, reporting and the systematic collection and analysis of organizational data for the Libraries. Department staff are actively involved in the national initiatives of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), including BIBCO, NACO, SACO,  as well as BIBFRAME, and committee activities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and Ex Libris users’ groups (ELUNA and IgeLU).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of metadata for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project.

  • Provide intellectual access for cartographic resources held by the University of Minnesota Libraries, including the John R. Borchert Map Library, by performing original and complex copy cataloging for sheet maps, atlases, GIS datasets, etc., in accordance with local and national descriptive and encoding standards. www.lib.umn.edu/borchert/borchert-map-library-collections

  • Design, implement, and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging of cartographic resources, as well as review and propose local cataloging policies and workflows relevant to cartographic materials and advise management in metadata activities related to cartographic materials.

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, a one year minimum original cataloging experience, applying current standards and systems to include RDA, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and OCLC Connexion and library management and discovery systems, experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies, demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience, experience working with diverse groups of people, experience creating and delivering clear and effective oral presentations, experience working both independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment.

Diversity  

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

This is a full time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian. For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: http://z.umn.edu/ulib386.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Submitted by: kjthomps@umn.edu

Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 20:12 UTC