Metadata Resources Librarian

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Created: October 12, 2012


PSU Lamson Library is seeking a tenure track librarian to provide metadata expertise and serve as the primary resource on MARC and non-MARC metadata. The Metadata Resources Librarian joins the Digital Projects Librarian in a team working with other departments across campus, guiding the selection and use of metadata schemas for the University's evolving digital collections. 

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two years practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Significant experience with XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS).
  • Professional or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards including AACR2rev, LCRI, LCSH, MARC formats, RDA and the Library of Congress subject headings and classification system.
  • Demonstrated leadership or project management experience.
  • Familiarity with Content DM or other digital repositories.
  • Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion and WorldCat database.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
  • Experience with an integrated library system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to meet the PSU's criteria for advancement and promotion. 
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Significant experience in the transformation of XML documents using XSLT.
  • Experience using MarcEdit.
  • Experience with loading records and batch processing of records.
  • Experience providing reference and library instruction services in an academic library
  • Familiarity with archival description and best practices.
  • Background in Science for liaison duties with departments and familiarity with terminology for IR metadata.

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