Michigan State University
**Metadata Librarian, Librarian I**
_See job posting #1152_ at [https://jobs.msu.edu/](https://jobs.msu.edu/) for
full description and application procedure.
MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Reporting to the Metadata Coordinator, this creative librarian will generate
metadata for past and future digital projects covering a variety of media
types. The librarian shall work collaboratively with staff across the Library,
the University and beyond on services and projects that depend upon metadata
for success. Utilizing standards and best practices the librarian will
establish efficient workflows for data creation and maintenance, including
descriptive, technical and administrative metadata. Emphasis will be placed on
activities that facilitate user discovery, access and the long-term
stewardship of Library collections.
This librarian will participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary
assignment based on qualifications, interests and need; may include work in
areas such as cataloging, catalog services, reference, or collection
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment
system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities
related to their position in addition to serving on library and university
committees as elected or assigned.
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000
undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like
campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have
combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of
50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.
* Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
* Broad understanding of emerging trends in non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema;
* Demonstrated experience with XML;
* Familiarity with linked data concepts and practices;
* Facility with selecting and applying controlled vocabularies;
* Knowledge of technologies for metadata management and interchange;
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
* Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
* Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
* Attention to detail.
As librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous appointment
system, also required are preparation and commitment to scholarly activity and
service consistent with a librarian appointment; and capacity and commitment
to engage independently in continuing professional
* Understanding of MODS, Dublin Core, METS and RDF;
* Knowledge of XSLT, Python and JSON;
* Understanding of cataloging rules and tools, plus MARC;
* Familiarity with repository software technologies, especially Fedora Commons and Islandora;
* Knowledge of preservation standards such as PREMIS.
5pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
_Instructions to Applicants_:
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and
names, addresses and email addresses of 3 references to
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