Metadata Librarian

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Created: April 10, 2013


RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS) and working collaboratively with the 2 current metadata librarians and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to UA Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in metadata production work for digital collections (70%); performing original and copy cataloging of non-book materials such as sound recordings and video recordings (15%); participating in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center projects and E-Science initiative (5%); evaluation of the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery (10%); and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards and schema such as AACR2, RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core; demonstrated understanding of all aspects of  metadata; familiarity with the OAI-PMH protocol; demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; and effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1-2 years’ experience in cataloging or metadata production work; experience using OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s); experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data formats; familiarity with scripting languages.


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