Metadata Librarian

Normal, IL
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Salary: $68,000 minimum, commensurate with experience
Created: December 2, 2022


Updated posting - Application review date extended to January 6, 2023.

Assistant/Associate Professor - Metadata Librarian

Milner Library at Illinois State University

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks a highly motivated and collaborative metadata professional for a tenure-track librarian faculty position in the Technical Services Department. From providing access to unique and primary sources for one of the leading circus collections in the United States to supporting new digital initiatives and experimentation, Milner Library offers candidates terrific opportunities to develop valuable skills in a team-based approach to metadata creation and discovery.

To demonstrate its commitment to our core values, ISU has committed $4.5 million over a five-year period (2022-2027) to develop an incentive program with the goal of attracting candidates who advance our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding and engagement, ethical behavior, and a commitment to social justice.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, enrichment, and maintenance of metadata representing born-digital and digitized materials in repositories for the library’s archives, special collections, and the university community. This position will work closely with the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian and colleagues across multiple units to organize and lead projects related to description of resources in digital collections and linked-data opportunities. The Metadata Librarian defines and implements metadata schemas and standards for digital assets, creates and sustains controlled vocabularies, and oversees maintenance activities. In collaboration within the team, the position will provide expertise and leadership in the development, implementation and assessment of metadata policies and procedures while keeping up to date with external developments and standards and identifying changing needs and areas of growth within the scope of metadata and discovery.

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Review of applications will begin January 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.


Published: Monday, December 5, 2022 17:34 UTC

Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2022 17:34 UTC