Resource Description Librarian

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Created: July 11, 2013


The Library at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville seeks applicants for Resource Description Librarian. S/He works under the direction of the Head of Discovery Enhancement to produce MARC and non-MARC metadata for library resources in all formats, and resolves descriptive data issues in library discovery systems. This position performs database maintenance activities, documents procedures and processes, and assists with training staff in descriptive metadata production. S/He ensures best practices for access to library materials through multiple discovery venues. This position requires knowledge of multiple metadata standards and schema, and an awareness of anticipated transitions to future data platforms. For complete description see

Required: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of post-degree experience creating and editing MARC metadata using a library management system. Demonstrated application of LC Classification, LCSH, and AACR2; knowledge of RDA; and proficiency with OCLC Connexion. Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Preferred: Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve issues involving display and indexing in library systems; experience performing authority control using controlled vocabularies or taxonomies; involvement in innovative projects that embrace change and implement new concepts such as linked data, RDF, and the Semantic Web; demonstrated interaction between traditional MARC-based systems and metadata for a digital library environment; experience using global descriptive data editing tools such as MarcEdit; ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team; experience training staff; and evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Cindy Hoffer at (904) 620-2553, or via e-mail at

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