The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an innovative and highly
motivated librarian to provide creative leadership and expertise in the
development of metadata for effective access to our digital and web resources.
This is a tenure-track faculty position, reporting to the Head of the
Cataloging and Metadata Services Department.
Responsibilities include providing expertise and leadership for improved
discovery and access to the Libraries' digital collections, scholarly
communications initiatives and web resources by planning, implementing, and
assessing metadata strategies appropriate to these initiatives; Collaborating
with other librarians and library staff, Penn State faculty, and colleagues in
other research institutions to evaluate and apply appropriate metadata schemas
for digital collections, held by the Libraries and University; Providing
leadership in the development of relevant metadata standards, policies and
procedures, with particular responsibility for digital resources; contributing
standards-based knowledge and practices towards metadata prototyping for a
range of scholarly publishing projects.
Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree in a
related field; Experience using emerging technologies for metadata management
and delivery such as RDA and linked data; knowledge of metadata and encoding
standards used in libraries and in scholarly publishing (Dublin Core, EAD,
MODS/METS, XML, TEI, MARC 21); Strong technical skills, problem-solving
abilities, and experience in data modeling and conceptualization.
For a more complete description of responsibilities and position requirements,
please visit www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs.html.
Apply by sending a letter of application, resume, and the contact information
of three references to [log in to unmask] Please reference Box
META-ALA in the email subject line. Review of candidates
will begin on August 19, 2013 and continue until the position is
filled. Employment will require successful completion of
background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
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