The Metadata Projects Librarian is a forward thinking professional consulting on digital creation projects. This role implements workflows across the entire metadata lifecycle, from creation through discovery, using works acquired and created by the UTA community. This position is a member of the expanding Scholarly Communications Division, working across library departments focused on research engagement with campus colleagues and community groups.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Improves metadata policies and procedures to support discovery, access and uses of the Libraries’ digital collections, including materials deposited into institutional repositories (i.e. Research Commons, and MavsDataverse). Ensures metadata interoperability across various schemas and software platforms.
2. Provide consultations on how best to convert legacy metadata scripts into maintainable automated services.
3. Collaboratively create, update, and enhance metadata.
4. Lead and manage project teams to create digital content including born-digital and digitized items.
5. Hire, train, and supervise student workers to perform high level metadata description. Monitor and improve metadata quality and quality control.
6. Perform other duties assigned.
· Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
· Computer literate and technologically adept.
· Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
· Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
· Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree.
· Experience with digital curation of institutional repositories or metadata organization
· Experience with BIBFRAME and Linked Data
· Working knowledge of various metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS) and controlled vocabularies (TGMI &II, Getty) and mark up languages (xml, JSON)
· Expertise with digitization standards, processes and technologies
· Expertise in digital preservation
· Experience with web development tools
· Ability to successfully balance competing priorities and work with inflexible deadlines
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
· Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors
· Advanced project planning and management skills
· Effective time management skills
· Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff
· Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
· Advanced customer experience skills
· Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
· Ability to pay attention to detail
· Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
· Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking
This job may close at any time. This is a non-tenure track position.
This position will include non-traditional work hours such as evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the university community.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
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