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Job Announcement - Metadata Librarian - University of Illinois Library

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Myung-Ja Han <[log in to unmask]>

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*Metadata Librarian*

*Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, University Library*

*University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*



*Position Available*: The expected start date is as soon as possible after
the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.


*Position and Responsibilities*:  The University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced
professional to serve as one of multiple metadata librarians. The new
Metadata Librarian will be responsible for investigating and assessing
applicability of current library metadata research being undertaken here
and elsewhere. Based on this assessment, and in collaboration with other
faculty and staff working with metadata throughout the Library, the
incumbent will develop and implement a strategy for updating existing and
developing new metadata workflows, as required to support the strategic
goals of Content Access Management (CAM), the Library and the Campus.
Reporting to the Head of CAM, this position collaborates extensively with
colleagues in defining, developing and implementing a new, enhanced,
sustainable metadata service infrastructure for the University Library.
Work performed in this position is expected to complement the work also
performed in Acquisitions, Digital Content Creation, Collection Management
Services, IT, Scholarly Commons, and Electronic Resources.


*Specific duties*:

·         Define strategies and create best practices and policies for the
authoring, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of
Library metadata that reflect emerging outcomes of metadata research being
conducted here and elsewhere

·         Provide leadership in the development of relevant metadata
standards, policies, and procedures for the Library

·         Investigate, design, develop, test, and evaluate ways to maintain
and enhance quality of access to UIUC Library and University resources, in
both print and digital formats, thereby helping to produce the best
environment for the search and discovery of the Library's collections

·         In support of new collections, advise on creating consistent and
complete item-level metadata compatible with the Library's various access
and digital asset management systems

·         Collaborate with others to facilitate metadata scheme speciation
and adaptation, including the selection of metadata schema, data elements,
thesauri, crosswalks, and XSLT stylesheets to make resources accessible
through the Library's gateway

·         Articulate, pursue, and over time refine an aggressive agenda in
research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in
areas appropriate for academic librarianship at the University of Illinois

·         Update and create metadata best practices for locally developed
digital collections housed in various digital asset management systems;
convert and/or create MARCXML, DC-XML, MODS, and other records for
collections of full-text resources that the Library ingests into the
Voyager cataloging system, Primo Web Scale Discovery service, IDEALS,
HathiTrust, and Internet Archive.

·         Evaluate platforms in regards to metadata needs for storage,
discovery, and delivery of the Library's digital resources.

·         Participate in and over time assume a leadership role in national
and international research initiatives investigating the role of metadata
technologies in libraries.



*Environment*:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is
one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13
million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size
among academic research libraries in the United States and first among
public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the
campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible
collections and services and engaging in research and development
activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship,
and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty
and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more
detailed information, please visit <http://www.library.illinois.edu/>.

The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across
campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and
administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of
virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs. The Content
Access Management (CAM) department consists of 7 permanent and visiting
faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and
academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata
creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's
information resources. The various units in CAM include Monographic
Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Database
Maintenance. Members of CAM also contribute to electronic resources
cataloging, large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery
services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and
transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative
cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.


*Qualifications*: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library
and/or Information Science (or equivalent); Experience with and working
knowledge of XML; Experience with and working knowledge of one or more of
these standards: Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, CDWA, LIDO, or VRA;
Knowledge of national cataloging standards; Ability to successfully handle
multiple priorities; Ability to work in a collaborative team environment;
Ability to work autonomously; Strong oral and written communication skills;
Strong, positive interaction skills with co-workers. Preferred: Minimum of
one year post-Master’s degree experience working with metadata in a digital
library environment; Experience in creating, editing, and transforming MARC
and/or non-MARC metadata records; Experience with and working knowledge of
collection-level metadata schemas; Experience with non-descriptive metadata
standards/schemas; Experience with an integrated library system; Experience
creating and using XSLT stylesheets to transform metadata records;
Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic
resources; Experience with user studies and surveys; Experience using XML
and XML-related tools and technologies including XML Schema authoring tools
and XSLT debugging tools; Knowledge of Library Linked Open Data practices
and related technologies; Experience with scripting and programming
languages.


*Salary and Rank*:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in
librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in
order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more
information, see <http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html>.


*Terms of Appointment*: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days;
11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an
additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each
year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee
(with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required
participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual
salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several
options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired
employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are
subject to its deduction.


*Campus and Community*:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is
a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research
University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered
in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150
fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides
public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty
members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and
professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide
recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about
the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which
have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles
south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St.
Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and
recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research
institution. For more information about the community, visit: <
http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or <
http://www.ccchamber.org/>.


*To Apply*:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate
profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest,
resume, and contact information including email addresses for three
professional references. Only applications submitted through this website
will be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by *January 10, 2014.*



Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace
and value diversity and inclusivity.




Myung-Ja "MJ" Han
220 Main Library
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr. (MC-522)
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-9515 (Main Library)
217-244-7809 (Grainger)

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