Non-English Language Metadata Librarian

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Created: June 5, 2013


The University of Virginia Library seeks a Non-English Language Metadata Librarian for Metadata Management Services.  The University of Virginia Library is place of infinite possibility!  We are looking for high energy, innovative professionals with integrity and a strong work ethic. We seek individuals who are not afraid of taking risk and have the proven ability and/or potential to get positive results, manage change, and collaborate with others effectively. We want creative professionals who possess a keen and deep understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain a major academic research library

Metadata Management Services facilitates access to library managed content, participates in partnerships to share expertise and provide innovation in data management, and engages fully in the mission of the University of Virginia.  Reporting to the Head of Metadata Management Services, the Non-English Language Metadata Librarian supports that mission by collaborating with colleagues within and outside of the department and Library to ensure appropriate and timely access to non-English language resources.  This position is charged with finding creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions for providing and managing metadata for resources in more than 25 non-English languages, including but not limited to those of Asian, African, European, and Mediterranean origin.  In-house expertise is not available for all languages.  Additionally, this position is responsible for organization and supervision of 2 FTE staff members.  The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for non-English language metadata and to advise colleagues of innovations, as well as stay abreast of developments within the broader field of information organization.  As time allows, there are additional responsibilities for creation of metadata.

Required: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or other relevant Master’s degree.  Demonstrated experience with relevant metadata and encoding standards (e.g. Unicode, MARC, RDA, MODS, XML).  Demonstrated experience with a variety of non-English languages in Roman and non-Roman scripts, and knowledge of storage and display concerns for non-English languages in a primarily English language data environment.   Demonstrated leadership or project management experience in a work setting.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively across groups to achieve objectives.  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Preferred:  Demonstrated knowledge of Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian and/or Urdu.  Demonstrated experience with MARC, RDA and/or Unicode.  Demonstrated experience working with vendors to purchase metadata.  Demonstrated supervisory experience.
To Apply: Complete a Candidate Profile, attach a cover letter, cv, and contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA (Posting #0612221).  For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright (, Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 17:52 UTC

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