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Job Posting: Cartographic Metadata Librarian at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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*Job Posting: Cartographic Metadata Librarian at University of Minnesota
Twin Cities*

*About the Job*

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a motivated, energetic, and
collaborative professional to serve as Cartographic Metadata Librarian.
This position will also assist in the creation and maintenance of metadata
for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project. The ideal
candidate provides intellectual access for cartographic resources held by
the University of Minnesota Libraries, including the John R. Borchert Map
Library, by performing original and complex copy cataloging for sheet maps,
atlases, GIS datasets, etc., in accordance with local and national
descriptive and encoding standards. The position will design, implement,
and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging of cartographic
resources, as well as review and propose local cataloging policies and
workflows relevant to cartographic materials and advise management in
metadata activities related to cartographic materials. Metadata librarians
work with the Director of Data Management & Access in coordinating metadata
projects, training and mentoring support staff within the unit, and writing
documentation.The Cartographic Metadata Librarian will also participate in
Libraries-wide efforts, such as digital library metadata development.  The
librarian will also contribute to the profession through research,
publication, and professional engagement, as he or she works toward
continuous appointment status. This position reports to the Director of
Data Management & Access.

*Institutional Context*

The award-winning University Libraries is an integral part of campus life
and one of the greatest intellectual assets within the metropolitan area,
the state, and beyond. In 2017, the Libraries won the National Medal for
Museum and Library Service from the Institute for Museum and Library
Services — becoming only the third academic library to win the award in 23
years. It was also the recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Academic
Libraries award from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a
division of the American Library Association.

The Data Management & Access Department (DMA) is a department in the Data &
Technology Division of the University Libraries. DMA has a diverse
portfolio of responsibilities providing leadership, consultative services,
and practical application of metadata content standards and schema for
discovery and access of Libraries’ materials and resources. The department
provides operational leadership for the Libraries’ enterprise integrated
library system (Alma), technical leadership for our discovery system
(Primo), and expertise and direction for Alma analytics, reporting and the
systematic collection and analysis of organizational data for the
Libraries. Department staff are actively involved in the national
initiatives of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging
(PCC), including BIBCO, NACO, SACO,  as well as BIBFRAME, and committee
activities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and Ex
Libris users’ groups (ELUNA and IgeLU).

*Primary Responsibilities*

   -

   Assist in the creation and maintenance of metadata for the Big Ten
   Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project.
   -

   Provide intellectual access for cartographic resources held by the
   University of Minnesota Libraries, including the John R. Borchert Map
   Library
   <https://www.lib.umn.edu/borchert/borchert-map-library-collections>, by
   performing original and complex copy cataloging for sheet maps, atlases,
   GIS datasets, etc., in accordance with local and national descriptive and
   encoding standards.
   www.lib.umn.edu/borchert/borchert-map-library-collections
   -

   Design, implement, and manage workflows for original and copy cataloging
   of cartographic resources, as well as review and propose local cataloging
   policies and workflows relevant to cartographic materials and advise
   management in metadata activities related to cartographic materials.

*Required qualifications* include an American Library Association
accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent
combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, a one year minimum
original cataloging experience, applying current standards and systems to
include RDA, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress
Subject Headings, and OCLC Connexion and library management and discovery
systems, experience with principles of authority control, including
selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies, demonstrated
ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a manner that appeals to a wide
audience, experience working with diverse groups of people, experience
creating and delivering clear and effective oral presentations, experience
working both independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a
service-oriented, collaborative environment.

*Diversity  *

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and
inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in
supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting
and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The
University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its
programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public
assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or
gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:
http://diversity.umn.edu.

This is a full time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic
professional position with probationary appointment at Assistant or
Associate Librarian. For full description and qualifications, and to apply,
go to: http://z.umn.edu/ulib386.

*The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.*


*Kelly J Thompson*
*(she/her/hers)*

*Metadata Analyst Librarian*

*Data Management & Access*

*University of Minnesota Libraries*

*ORCID: 0000-0002-3812-8910 <https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3812-8910>*

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