Discovery Metadata Librarian
Yale University Library
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
**Position Focus: **Under the general direction of the Metadata Services and Catalog Management Team Leader, the Discovery Metadata Librarian works closely with other staff across the library to improve the discovery of and access to the library's vast digital and print collections through a wide array of activities in metadata analysis, creation, consultation, enhancement, and maintenance.
The Discovery Metadata Librarian will participate in the ongoing development
of the library's Hydra/Fedora/Blacklight/Ladybird infrastructure, and will
coordinate metadata activities and advise on metadata function improvement,
enhancement, and troubleshooting in Ladybird. The incumbent will perform
analysis, remediation, and normalization of metadata in the library's online
catalogs, and Quicksearch discovery layer. The Discovery Metadata Librarian
will also manage metadata projects, develop workflows, and provide training to
staff in order to advance the library's metadata and discovery services.
He/She will apply programming and scripting skills in support of the technical
requirements and production needs for metadata creation, conversion,
enhancement, and maintenance, and will develop and/or customize applications
and tools for automation and innovation.
**Required Education, Skills and Experience:**
• Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. In selected
instances, a post‐graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or
substituted for a master's degree in library science.
• Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in
a timely fashion.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and
analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
• Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across
• Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups
within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
• Demonstrated ability in working with current and emerging metadata standards
and tools, including MARC, Dublin Core, EAD and MODS. Knowledge of XML, RDF
and Linked Data. Strong metadata analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strong computer skills and proficiency with one or more of the following
systems, including confidence and efficiency in executing tasks at the command
line: Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux. Demonstrated ability to
work with software applications related to library services.
• Skills in one or more of the following programming and scripting languages:
Python, Perl, PHP, Java shell script. Knowledge of SQL and databases. Sound
skills in data analysis, remediation, and normalization. Working familiarity
with one or more local library management systems (preferably Voyager).
• Logical and enthusiastic approach to work, with careful attention to detail,
initiative and follow-through in equal measure. Experience with project
management, with the ability to multitask and set priorities.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of
professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can
be found at: [http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html](htt
**Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: **Reading knowledge of non-English languages. Two years' experience with metadata creation and management. Experience developing library content discovery applications and system improvements; experience with open source applications, Solr and/or Ruby. Skill analyzing and transforming metadata. Knowledge of RDA, DACS, BibFrame, authority control, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies.
**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer
innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at [www.library.yale.edu](http://www.library.yale.edu).
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
**How to Apply**
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover
letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional
references should be submitted by applying online at
[http://www.yale.edu/jobs](http://www.yale.edu/jobs). **The STARS req. ID for
this position is 36641BR.**
_Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression._
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