Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic librarian with an interest in digital
projects, institutional repositories, traditional MARC based cataloging and
The Metadata Librarian will participate in planning and implementing digital
projects including exploring new technologies in metadata applications;
metadata schema adaptation; developing standards, policies and procedures;
training library staff to create and apply metadata; and project management.
The metadata librarian will create MARC and non-MARC metadata. The ideal
candidate will work well with diverse stakeholders, be able to manage complex
workflows and participate in the creation of digital projects that have both
immediate appeal and lasting significance. This position will report to the
Head of Content Organization and Management, but will work in close
collaboration with other library units.
The Metadata librarian will be involved in ongoing projects such as the
Picturing Appalachia and the Stories of Mountain Folk projects <
http://www.wcu.edu/28205.asp> and will also be expected to participate in the
development of new digital projects. The metadata librarian will also have
responsibility for cataloging traditional library materials such as books and
New library school graduates with relevant knowledge/experience are encouraged
to apply for this position.
Qualifications: A Masters of Library Science or equivalent, from an ALA
accredited school is required. Knowledge of one or more of the following
metadata standards: Dublin Core, HTML, XML, MODS, etc. Knowledge of AACR2,
MARC, LCSH and LC classification and OCLC.
Knowledge of integrated library systems such as Innovative Interface's Sierra
system. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
with project teams. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication
Preferred qualifications include experience with applying metadata standards
to describe digital collections; experience with digital library platforms
such as CONTENTdm; experience cataloging traditional library materials;
knowledge of RDA; supervisory experience; experience with digital image and
text creation (scanning); experience with archives and archival practice;
experience with EAD; experience with institutional repositories; experience
with MarcEdit; experience with Drupal or another content management system
used in libraries and experience in an academic library environment.
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Minimum salary is
$43,000. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position with a generous 24 days
of vacation leave annually. Choice of retirement plans includes Fidelity,
Lincoln, TIAA-CREF, VALIC, or the North Carolina State retirement system.
Hunter Library shares an online catalog with two other university libraries
that comprise the Western North Carolina Library Network. Western Carolina
University is one of the 17 senior institutions of the University of North
Carolina and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Western is
a fast growing, regional comprehensive university with approximately 9,600
students. The university is located in one of the major recreational areas in
the Southeast, situated between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge
Mountains. While in a rural setting, the university is only one hour from
Asheville and three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.
Applicants are asked to apply online. Hard copy applications materials will
not be considered. You will be required to attach a letter of application,
resume and a list of three references (include names and telephone numbers).
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