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Job: Assistant Librarian (Metadata Librarian) at Utah State University

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Utah State University Libraries invite applications for the position of
Metadata Librarian. This new position will play a major role in furthering the
success of the Library's digital initiatives by enhancing discovery and access
for digital content through metadata creation and enrichment according to
local and national cataloging and metadata standards. The Metadata Librarian
will document and implement adopted metadata standards, practices, and
workflows. He/She will lead efforts to provide metadata for archival and
special collections materials, explore innovative ways to enhance metadata,
and contribute to making the library's digital content more readily
discoverable.

  
We welcome talented librarians with diverse skills, backgrounds, and creative
approaches to their work. Our library fosters strong communication and
productive collaboration, and is seeking applicants who welcome the
opportunity of working in an environment of change and who have ability to
inspire others. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment
with rank of assistant librarian, reporting to the Head of Digital
Initiatives. Primary responsibilities in this position
are to provide leadership and direction on metadata and metadata practices for
Utah State University Libraries in cooperation with a wide range of
stakeholders. The Metadata Librarian will develop descriptive metadata schemas
appropriate for diverse digital collections in collaboration with catalogers,
archivists, and digital initiatives staff, and support and serve as a resource
to colleagues on metadata issues and practices, defining data elements,
recommending usage and determining mapping among metadata schemas and
providing training as needed. The Metadata Librarian will network, collaborate
and actively participate in local, regional, national, and/or international
organizations contributing to discussions about the emerging and dynamic role
of metadata in providing access to information resources and the development
of resource discovery tools and services. He/She will help develop new
approaches to describing and managing research data and other digital
collections to support researchers in various disciplines (e.g., archiving
large data sets) and will serve as a liaison between internal and external
partners on collaborative metadata projects. Also may serve as a subject
librarian to an academic department.

  
Minimum Qualifications - MLS from an ALA-accredited program

- Working knowledge and experience with two or more metadata schemas and protocols such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, MODS, METS, etc.  
- Experience selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies to digital library projects  
- Cataloging experience, with knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and controlled vocabularies  
- Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development  
- Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, organize and lead projects  
- Evidence of strong analytic and problem solving skills  
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills  
- Demonstrated ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure  
Preferred Qualifications - Familiarity with data
interchange standards, such as OAI-PMH

- Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in a library context  
- Knowledge of and experience with MARC  
- Experience with ContentDM, bepress, DSpace, or similar digital management and repository systems  
- Knowledge of latest practices related to digital identifiers  
- Knowledge of preservation metadata schemas and practices  
- Ability to work in a continually changing environment  
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment and maintain positive working relationships  
- Demonstrated ability to learn and implement appropriate new technologies and metadata schemas 



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