Please excuse the cross-posting. The Library of
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
has two job openings for Metadata Librarians.
This search has been extended until September 21st.
Metadata Librarian (2 positions) - Content Access
Management (CAM) and Illinois Harvest
Assistant Professor of Library Administration,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Position Available: September 21, 2007
(negotiable). This is a full-time, regular,
faculty position in the University Library.
The University of Illinois Library is at a very
exciting and dynamic point in its digital library
development. Prior to the current year, digital
projects at Illinois were small to medium sized
and narrowly focused in scope. An infusion of
funding for FY07 has facilitated our entry into
several large scale digitization programs, and a
recently passed library fee holds promise for
future endeavors. UIUC is a member of the Open
Content Alliance and houses an Internet Archive
scanning center in our high-density shelving
facility. Early in the year, we awarded a large
RFP for digital scanning services for eleven
sizeable collections of Illinois related
materials. As a member of the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC), UIUC will be
contributing up to two million volumes to the
Google Book Search project in the coming years.
Our institutional repository, IDEALS, and our
digital preservation program are starting to
mature. Last, but not least, we are developing an
OAI-PMH based web portal called Illinois Harvest
to aggregate and present digital content created
at the University of Illinois with digital
content about Illinois created by libraries and
museums elsewhere. The successful candidates will
have an opportunity to help build a great digital
library at one of the nation’s premier academic libraries.
Duties and Responsibilities: The University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks two
innovative individuals to provide expertise and
guidance in metadata schemas and standards and to
assist in their implementation within the
Library. The Metadata Librarian is responsible
for helping plan and manage metadata production
of digitization projects for the Illinois Harvest
Project and other digital work for the University of Illinois Libraries.
The Metadata Librarian is a faculty position
reporting to the Head of Content Access
Management (CAM). Responsibilities include:
- Lead, manage, and coordinate activities
relating to metadata production for description,
access and preservation of digital materials
acquired or held by the UIUC Libraries.
Coordinate the work of staff involved in metadata
production including providing training and
technical assistance to other department and library staff.
- Work with the Head of Content Access Management
and other faculty and staff involved in large
scale digitization work in the planning and
implementation of metadata provision for digital
resources, including the selection of metadata
schema, data elements, thesauri, and development of crosswalks.
- Formulate, document, and implement the
Library's policies, procedures, and best
practices for use of descriptive metadata schemas
(such as MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, and other
applicable schemas), preservation metadata
schemas (such as PREMIS), content standards (such
as AACR2 and CCO), controlled vocabularies (such
as LCSH, TGN, AAT and other applicable
vocabularies) and transmission standards such as
METS. Work with other units (such as the
University Archives and IDEALS, the campus
institutional repository) as necessary to
coordinate alignment of existing policies, procedures, and best practices.
- Implement and use digital library systems and
applications for improving access to digital
collections including CONTENTdm, DSpace, DLXS,
Olive, Oxygen, Voyager, and/or other local
systems in iShare, the Illinois consortial online
catalog. Provide input into selection of other digital library systems.
- Participate in metadata remediation,
transformation, and creation using appropriate
schemas to support the Illinois Harvest Portal
and the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign Library's growing digital collections.
- Create collection level records for the Library's digital collections.
- Assist in metadata harvesting using the Open
Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
- Participate in the Library's research and development efforts.
- MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program
- Minimum of one year’s experience working with
metadata in a digital library environment
- Experience with one or more of these standards:
Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, or VRA.
- Experience with XML and XML technologies.
- Knowledge of AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards.
- Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification,
Library of Congress Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize, work
independently and as a part of a team, have
excellent written and oral communication skills,
and work in a fast-paced varied work environment.
- Outstanding communication skills.
- Experience creating XSLT stylesheets.
- Experience with preservation metadata such as PREMIS.
- Experience with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standards (METS).
- Cataloging experience with AACR and MARC
tagging, preferably on OCLC. NACO, SACO or BIBCO experience.
- Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Endeavor Voyager.
- Work experience in a research library.
- Experience with scripting or programming languages.
Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate
with credentials and experience. This is a
full-time faculty appointment at the rank of
Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on
the candidate’s record of research and
professional service. Librarians hold faculty
rank and title, and must demonstrate excellence
in librarianship, research and service in order
to meet University standards for promotion and tenure.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment;
24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays;
12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an
additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative)
available, if needed, each year; health insurance
requiring a small co-payment is provided to
employee (with the option to purchase coverage
for spouse and dependents); required
participation in State Universities Retirement
System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld
and is refundable upon termination), with several
options for participation in additional
retirement plans; newly-hired employees are
covered by the Medicare portion of Social
Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community: The University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major
public, land-grant university (Doctoral/Research
University – Extensive) ranked among the best in
the world, including “Top 20” programs in
Chemistry, Engineering, English, Mathematics,
Music, Library & Information Science, Psychology,
and Veterinary Medicine. Chartered in 1867, its
faculty and staff provide undergraduate and
graduate education in more than 150 fields of
study, conduct theoretical and applied research,
and provide public service to the state and the
nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members serving
31,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate and
professional students; approximately 25% of
faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year
for excellence in teaching. For more information, see: http://www.uiuc.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of
Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined
population of 100,000 and are situated
approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, 120
miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles
northeast of St. Louis. The University and its
surrounding communities offer a cultural and
recreational environment ideally suited to the
work of a major research institution and its
members. For more information, see: http://www.uiuc.edu/community/.
To Apply: Send letter of application and complete
resume, including names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3)
references to: Donna Hoffman, Library Human
Resources, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana,
IL 61801 (phone: 217-333-8169). Applications may
also be delivered electronically to
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Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration,
applications and nominations must be received by September 21st, 2007.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Sarah L. Shreeves
Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for
Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: 217-244-3877 or 217-233-4648
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