> *SYSTEMS/METADATA LIBRARIAN*
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
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
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 https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/ .
Application review will begin July 18, 2010 and will continue until filled.
For more information about Whitman College see http://www.whitman.edu.
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 | [log in to unmask] | http://www.whitman.edu/penrose