Digital Infrastructure Librarian
University of Idaho
This is a new position at the University of Idaho Library. Come work with a
great team of librarians in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. We
are working on many exciting digital projects and we hope to find someone who
would be excited to work on a broad array of projects.
About the Position**
The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and
service-oriented individuals for the position of Digital Infrastructure
Librarian. The person in this position will work closely with the Head of
Technical Services, members of the Data and Digital Services unit, the staff
of the Technical Services Department, and the Northwest Knowledge Network (the
university's data management service center).
An ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, an agile and flexible
approach to working with technology, and the ability to adapt to an evolving
environment. The University of Idaho library currently has established
[extensive geospatial data resources](http://insideidaho.org/), and is
implementing an [institution-wide instance of
VIVO](http://vivo.nkn.uidaho.edu/). As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance,
the library collaborates extensively with thirty-six other academic libraries
in the Pacific Northwest.
As a member of the University of Idaho faculty, the successful candidate is
expected to participate in planning and governance, to be able to work
comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active
professionally in research, outreach and professional service.
An ideal candidate will be intellectually curious with a desire for continuous
learning, enthusiastically contribute to the University's research, teaching
and outreach programs, explore emerging technologies with regard to potential
library applications, and be committed to the ideals of faculty service.
Teaching and Learning:
The successful applicant will support the University of Idaho's mission by
making information resources available, findable, and usable by: providing
support for digital and data initiatives in the Library, primarily for
metadata and associated technologies; developing, implementing, and refining
metadata, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies to enhance information
organization, discovery, and use; efficiently managing large sets of metadata
records; overseeing interoperability of library systems (e.g., harvesting
records for display in the library's discovery interface); and serving as a
resource to library employees for questions concerning database maintenance,
metadata standards, interoperability of systems, and workflow.
There are also Scholarly, Outreach, and Service portions of the job duties.
For the full listing, go here:[https://uidaho.peopleadmin.c
* Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
* Coursework, training, or experience with Dublin Core or discipline-specific descriptive metadata schemas, e.g. FGDC-CSDGM or DDI.
* Coursework, training, or experience with XML and XSLT.
* Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
* Ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.
* Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
* Non-MARC metadata coursework beyond the basic or introductory level.
* Informatics, research data management, digital archives, or GIS background.
* Demonstrated ability to use scripting language(s) to transform metadata.
* Experience with HTML/CSS and other web technologies.
* Experience with metadata on a professional or paraprofessional level (preferably in an academic library).
* Experience implementing, maintaining, and configuring library applications and systems.
* Familiarity with METS and MODS.
* Experience working in an academic library, particularly with data management systems or institutional repositories.
* Research interests that could lead to scholarly publication.
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