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Open Position: Metadata Management Librarian (GWU, Washington, DC, USA)

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Karim Boughida <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:30:48 -0500

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Hi All,
This is an exciting career opportunity. Let me know if you have
questions.

Karim Boughida
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Metadata Management Librarian 

The George Washington University Libraries announces a search for a
Metadata Management Librarian

Position: Metadata Management Librarian

Appointment Rank:
Appointment at the rank of Librarian I (entry level; minimum salary
$47,000) or Librarian II (minimum 2 years experience; minimum salary
$50,600). Rank and salary depend on qualifications and experience. This
is a full-time 12 month, salary and benefits will commensurate with
experience and qualifications of the person selected.
 

Position Description:
Under the direction of Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent
is a member of Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater
cataloging group within The George Washington University Libraries.  The
RDG is one of four units within Content Management Department, a part of
the Library’s Division of Digital Initiatives and Content Management. 
The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library
collections including serial and monographic content in all formats. 

Responsibilities:
Performs original and complex metadata creation for all formats--print
and non-print-- that the Library collects.

Takes an active role in training, works closely with, and supervises
paraprofessionals in a futuristic, fast paced and production-driven
environment by taking full advantage of available metadata, helper
applications, and emerging technology to augment, enhance and reuse the
resource description for access to Library collections.

Assumes a leadership role in designing, implementing and conducting
training, resource description, data analysis for all Library projects
where metadata is the essential component, including but not
exclusively, manuscripts, archival materials, and digital content
acquired from the Special Collections Research Center and other
sources.

Participates in Library planning, serves on Library, University-wide
and Washington Research Library Consortium committees.

The George Washington University librarians are expected to be active
in librarianship, contribute to developments in the field and perform
additional duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Masters in library/information science, or its
equivalent
Minimum 2 or 3 years experience in an academic library, museum,
archive, or a comparable environment
Experience in creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata,
such as EAD or others.
Demonstrated knowledge in basic organizational, descriptive, structural
metadata standards and best practices, such as RDA, AACR, DACS, DCRM(B),
MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary,
identity disambiguation

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in using OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system,
preferably Voyager
Familiarity with UNIX or LINUX operating systems
Familiarity with related XML technologies such as XSLT
Familiarity with one scripting or similar programming languages
Experience in using open source tools and/or free software such as
MarcEdit
Working knowledge of at least one modern Western European language
Familiarity with metadata creation for manuscripts, archival, rare and
special collections materials
One to three years of original cataloging or metadata creation
experience in a variety of formats
Experience with producing reports using MS Access or a similar
reporting application
Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and computer skills,
including project management
Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

Review Date:
Review of applications will begin December 21, 2010 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:
Only complete applications will be considered.  Please send a letter
containing a brief statement of interest and an assessment of skills
related to the basic qualifications, a curriculum vita, and complete
contact information for at least 3 references to:

Emma Mosby
Director, Administrative Services
The Gelman Library, Room 201
The George Washington University
2130 H Street, NW, Room 201
Washington, DC 20052
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The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in
receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and
strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this
position.

The George Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.

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