Under the general direction of the Metadata Services and Catalog Management
Team Leader, the Discovery Metadata Librarian works closely with other
librarians and support staff in the department, and across the Library, to
support the discovery of, and access to, the library's digital and print
content through metadata analysis, creation, consultation, enhancement, and
maintenance services for both analog and digital projects, within the Library
and across the campus. The Metadata Librarian will also be responsible for
developing metadata maintenance workflow and projects, and providing training
in basic and/or special metadata implementations to other staff within the
department and across the library.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
Librarian 1 rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability in working with current and emerging metadata standards
and tools, including MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS. Knowledge of XML,
XSLT, and XPath. Strong metadata analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong computer skills and proficiency with heterogeneous operating systems
including Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux. Demonstrated ability to work with
computer hardware and software application related to library services.
Working familiarity with one or more local library management system
Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Demonstrated
record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely
Logical and enthusiastic approach to work; careful attention to detail;
initiative and follow-through in equal measure. Excellent
oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across
organizations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
with varied groups within a complex organization, and in a rapidly changing,
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages other than English.
Two years of experience with metadata creation and production; experience
developing library content discovery applications and system improvements.
Skills in programming and scripting languages. SQL and database query skills.
Knowledge of cataloging standards, authority control, subject analysis, and
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply
online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 20479BR.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional
references. Please be sure to reference
this web site and #20479BR in your cover letter when applying for this
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.
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