The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a
skilled, innovative, and knowledgeable professional for the position of
Metadata Librarian in the Technical Services Department. Reporting to the head
of technical services, the metadata librarian works collaboratively to provide
leadership and direction in metadata and metadata practices in cooperation
with a wide range of stakeholders. The metadata librarian serves as the
library's primary resource for non-MARC metadata design, structure, and
standards. This new position will play a major role in the library's efforts
to develop and coordinate best practices in providing a holistic approach to
metadata practices, working to ensure the interoperability and sustainability
of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library as well as metadata
contributed to California Digital Library services and other external sources.
The metadata librarian supports initiatives related to digitization, special
collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage,
expose, and share collections with users. The metadata librarian participates
in the development, implementation, and evaluation of metadata policies,
goals, and procedures. The position works closely with the heads of technical
services, digital initiatives, and special collections to set -- and ensure
the uniform application of -- standards for resource description of the
library's local and unique digital collections.
The position engages in authority control processes to provide intellectual
control over the application of personal names, place names, and subject
headings as a component of the metadata process.
The metadata librarian serves as a resource to colleagues, locally and within
the University of California library system, on metadata issues and practices.
The position will monitor trends in national resource description standards
and emerging technologies, applying developments as appropriate and informing
colleagues of potential impact on local practices.
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees. They are entitled to
appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day
per month of sick leave, and a generous benefit program including an excellent
retirement system. The University sponsors a variety of group health, dental,
vision, and life insurance plans. More details regarding Library job
opportunities can be found at: http://library.ucsc.edu/about/jobs/job-
RANK: Associate Librarian
SALARY: Appointment Salary Range, $49,464-$54,444;commensurate with
qualifications and experience
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum of 2 years of professional metadata creation experience in an academic
or research library or equivalent professional venue (e.g. museum, grant
project, historical society).
Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and
schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.)
Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and
applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies to local collections
Experience using emerging technologies for metadata management and delivery
Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery,
specifically in a library context
Experience working with collection management systems such as CONTENTdm and
Experience working with collaborative cross-departmental project teams
Experience working in support of a special collections and/or digital
Experience with a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC and an
integrated library system such as Innovative Interfaces' Millennium
Experience with XML and XLST metadata transforms and familiarity with data
Experience creating NACO-compliant authority records or formal NACO training
Experience with scripting languages, especially related to metadata
Experience working with vendors on metadata cleanup and enhancement projects
Knowledge of preservation metadata standards such as PREMIS
Experience with training and consulting
Evidence of flexibility and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
POSITION AVAILABLE: October 1, 2013
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online
system, and must include a letter of application which addresses how you meet
the basic qualifications for this position, resume, and names, e-mail
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted.*
Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00060
Refer to Position
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All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third
party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's
confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2013
ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The
position will remain open until filled, but not later than 1/3/2014.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We
strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect
for the contributions of all students and employees.
Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may
be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University
of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the
University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to
work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified
in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions
funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to
pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the
Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.
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