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Job: Metadata Analyst Librarian at James Madison University

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Metadata Analyst Librarian
James Madison University
Harrisonburg

James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) seeks an
innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented professional to serve as a
Metadata Analyst Librarian. The successful candidate will have experience
creating and maintaining metadata, including taxonomies, thesauri and
ontologies, a solid knowledge of established and emerging metadata standards,
strong technical aptitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and
independently in a team-oriented environment. Qualified applicants must be
technically confident and equally comfortable with interactive development,
thoughtful experimentation and critical system support.

  
JMU is a public, comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 20,000
students located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, two hours southwest of
Washington, D.C. JMU enjoys an excellent national reputation and a strong
focus on undergraduate education.

  
The university provides a distinct educational experience that combines a
diversity of degree programs and learning opportunities offered by many larger
institutions with an engaged, teaching-centered faculty traditionally found at
a smaller, liberal arts college. JMU has received national recognition as one
of the top public master's-level schools in the south (U.S. News and World
Report) and as one of the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" (Kiplinger
2014). U. S. News and World Report has also ranked ten of JMU's graduate
programs nationally. For more information about the university, visit
http://www.jmu.edu.

  
JMU Libraries is part of Libraries & Educational Technologies, which has the
mission of enriching our communities by building learning and information
environments where people connect with ideas and with each other to discover,
create, and share knowledge. We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who
will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural
environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of
backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views that is
found within our university community.

  
**Duties and Responsibilities include:**  
Provides technical expertise for the creation, collection, preservation and
presentation of metadata in all formats. Applies standards, indexing rules,
taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies to LET's knowledgebases and access points.
This includes metadata creation, authority control, quality control and other
duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-
level data for a variety of print and digital materials.

  
Develops and expands support for technical services projects, digital
scholarship, digital repository services, discovery tools, and related
critical library services. Supports existing services and assists in the
development of new capabilities including metadata validation tools, federated
metadata management, digital repository deposit and ingest workflows, API
access, data visualizations, and linked data services. Assists the Head of
Metadata Services in ensuring validation and quality control of metadata in
LET's various knowledgebases and systems. Employs established and emerging
metadata standards, both descriptive and non-descriptive, to provide access to
library resources. Assures the quality of metadata in the ILS, digital
repositories, and digital scholarship projects. Assists in determining current
and future library automation requirements.

  
Reports to the Head of Metadata Services within LET's Collections and
Technical Services. Participates on LET and university committees as
appropriate. Professional librarians are tenure-track faculty at JMU and
participate in campus-wide initiatives and committees. Librarians are expected
to continue professional development and to contribute to the profession
through scholarly research and service opportunities, including publications,
presentations and leadership in the work of professional associations. Faculty
status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure set forth
in the Libraries' Promotion & Tenure Guidelines. JMU Libraries endorses the
ACRL Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Libraries.

  
**Position Qualifications:**  
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS. Excellent communication, interpersonal,
organizational and time-management skills. Excellent project management,
problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to learn new technical skills
quickly and to meet deadlines. Strong service orientation. Ability to adapt
emerging technologies to new domains. Ability to work creatively and
collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment.

  
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with established and emerging
national and international metadata standards and associated technologies,
including indexing rules, taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies. In-depth
knowledge of library policies, practices, and the scholarly communication
framework. Experience extracting, parsing, cross-walking and transforming
metadata. Experience with library applications, technology, and standards,
including familiarity with relevant library open source efforts and vendor
knowledgebases. Experience with institutional repository software and a
working knowledge of data management best practices.

  
**Preferred Qualifications:**  
Degree in computer science, information science, or a related field or
equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Experience with
the RDF data model, Semantic Web design principles, and related standards.
Experience with Python, Ruby, or Java programming languages. Experience with
Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system
administration utilities. Experience with team collaboration tools and version
control systems such as Git/Github or SVN.

  
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal
background investigation. James Madison University is an
equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and
inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of
discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or
harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic
information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone
having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal
Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

  
To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0407209



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