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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

METADATA LIBRARIAN

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a
dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata
Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS)
and working collaboratively with the 2 current metadata librarians and
appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery
of and access to UA Libraries resources through metadata creation,
analysis and enrichment. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
assisting in metadata production work for digital collections (65%);
performing original and copy cataloging of non-book materials such as
sound recordings and DVDs (20%); participating in the evaluation of the
effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery (15%);
and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and
metadata.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or
equivalent; knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards and schema such
as AACR2, RDA, LSCH, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core; demonstrated understanding
of all aspects of  metadata; familiarity with the OAIS reference model;
demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
with diverse constituencies; and effective oral, written and interpersonal
communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1-2 years experience in cataloging or metadata
production work; experience using OCLC, integrated library systems
(Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s);
experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data  formats.

ENVIRONMENT:  The University Libraries maintains membership in the
Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research
Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, SOLINET, and the
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Librisí
Voyager Integrated Library System. The Librariesí homepage may be accessed
at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  This will be a three year non-tenure earning contract
position with renewal based on performance, funding and the needs of the
Libraries. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may
be available.

TO APPLY:  Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu (Requisition
#0805018).  A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.


Open until filled. Applications received by August 31, 2011 are assured of
receiving full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER





Jody DeRidder
Digital Services
University of Alabama Libraries
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
(205) 348-0511
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