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Job: Metadata Technologies Librarian at Ohio University

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Metadata Technologies Librarian 
Ohio University
Athens

Position Announcement

  
Metadata Technologies Librarian

  
Ohio University Libraries seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual for the
position of Metadata Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be
motivated by metadata challenges in a changing library landscape; will be
energized by collaborative efforts; and will work effectively with students,
faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

  
Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Technologies
Librarian is responsible for analysis, creation, enrichment, and
transformation of metadata in MARC and non-MARC formats, while actively
investigating post-MARC developments and applications, for library resources
in all physical and digital formats, at all item and collection levels. Always
looking to strategically utilize tools, techniques, automation, and current
and emerging standards and schemas, this librarian actively pursues
opportunities to innovate and provide solutions to metadata challenges. The
position regularly collaborates with others inside and outside the department,
participating in the development, application, and assessment of metadata
policies and workflows.

  
Responsibilities

  
In support of Ohio University Libraries' efforts to enhance metadata in both
user resource discovery and the preservation of digital information, the
Metadata Technologies Librarian employs a solid understanding of current and
emerging metadata principles and applications, critical thinking, and an
eagerness to learn in engaging the position's duties, which include but are
not limited to:

• Create, revise, enrich, and adapt high quality descriptive, administrative,
and technical metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats for physical,
digitized, and born-digital resources at the item- and collection-levels

• Utilize technologies and tools, such as bulk editing, automation techniques,
and programmatic methods, to create, remediate, enrich, and transform
metadata, often in collaboration with other departments

• Collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the department on the
development, application, and assessment of policies and workflows, actively
providing solutions and contributing to projects

• Actively investigate post-MARC, linked data, and semantic web developments,
tools, and standards, considering metadata capture, creation, and extension
opportunities

• Pursue regular professional development and engagement with the field
through research, publications, presentations, participation in regional and
national associations, and contributing to discussions and developments with
library standards as continuing commitment to bring best practices and
innovative services to Ohio University Libraries.

  
Qualifications

  
Required:

  
• A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution

• Demonstrated wide-ranging knowledge of metadata formats and standards (such
as MARC, EAD, XML, and Dublin Core)

• Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and schemas (such as RDA and
LCSH)

• Demonstrated understanding of controlled vocabularies and authority control

• Familiarity with metadata work associated with digital collections and
repository platforms, such as cross-walking metadata and data conversion

• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

  
Preferred:

  
• Demonstrated experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata in an
academic/research library environment

• Familiarity with or initiative to learn the emerging applications of linked
data and semantic web concepts (such as BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org)

• Demonstrated skills with or initiative to learn tools and techniques for
data/metadata manipulation and automation (such as OpenRefine, Excel, Google
Sheets, Python, XSLT, etc.)

• Experience using Innovative Interfaces Sierra, OCLC Connexion, CONTENTdm,
Omeka

  
Established in 1804, Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted
institution classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University
(high research activity). The University, located in the
scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, shares the City of Athens, a
culturally-rich sustainable community 75 miles southeast of Columbus and 156
miles east of Cincinnati. With over 20,000 students enrolled on the Athens
campus and over 8,000 students on five regional campuses, the university
offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to its students, faculty
and staff.

  
Ohio University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and a founding member of
OhioLINK. The Libraries' facilities include the Vernon R. Alden Library, the
Music/Dance Library and the Southeast Ohio Regional Library
Depository. With over 3,300,000 volumes, 1,000,000+ e-books
and 55,000 e-journals, OHIO has one of the largest academic libraries in North
America.

  
  
  
  
The collections of the Ohio University Libraries are notably strong in
Southeast Asian and African materials, fine arts, and special collections
related to contemporary history and journalism. Digitized
collections include those of Senator George V. Voinovich; pioneer newspaper
entrepreneur E.W. Scripps; King Chulalongkorn of Siam diaries; Ceremonial
Artifacts Collection of the Yao culture of North Vietnam; and University
Archives including yearbooks and videos. More information
about the Libraries unique collections can be viewed at
http://media.library.ohiou.edu/.

  
Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University
employees enjoy a liberal benefits package, including 22 days annual vacation,
generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative
retirement. The Libraries are committed to professional
development to strengthen and further expertise in the profession and to bring
best practices and innovative services to Ohio University Libraries.

  
Review of applications begins immediately; however applications will be
accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. For full consideration,
apply by September 25, 2016. Please apply online at
http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/20251

  
A complete application contains a CV or resume, cover letter addressing your
interest and qualifications for all of the position requirements and any of
the position preferences, and a list of three professional references
including email and phone contact information.

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially
encouraged to apply.



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