Systems-Metadata Librarian

Walla Walla
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Created: July 5, 2011


Whitman College invites applications for the position of Systems/Metadata Librarian. We seek a dynamic, creative and technically proficient individual who will help provide leadership as the Library transitions to an expanding digital presence.

This librarian is responsible for the daily operation of the library’s ILS and for organizing access to networked information resources using traditional and emerging metadata protocols.

This position has responsibilities for all of the duties associated with the creation and maintenance of data related to both digital and print materials. Additionally, this librarian provides systems and metadata support for digital services and applications and serves as the administrator of the library’s website.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: the ability to operate and maintain online catalog and circulation systems; knowledge of metadata schema; knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology; knowledge of contemporary web design and development; demonstrated project management abilities. Strong candidates will be able to evaluate the implications of adopting new technologies, and how they can be leveraged for liberal arts college libraries and the learners they serve.

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out complex projects. Required qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, two years of library experience, preferably in an academic setting; demonstrated experience with technical services, integrated library systems, web page design, project management, and metadata protocol.

Whitman is a private, selective, non-sectarian, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1500 students and 135 faculty. Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-orientated approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review’s "Best College Library" category.

The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful SE Washington’s wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington pay no income tax.

Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three references to Human Resources at . Application review will begin July 18, 2010 and will continue until filled. For more information about Whitman College see Whitman is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Dalia Corkrum | College Librarian | Penrose Library | Whitman College

509.527.5193 | |

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Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 09:12 UTC

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