Digital Image Metadata Librarian

Librarian I or II

 The University of
Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Digital Image
Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library. As the
largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key
partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the
Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent
public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment,
facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of
campus and community scholarly activity. The Digital Image
Metadata Librarian will collaborate with faculty, librarians and information
technology staff to develop, deliver and integrate digital images and other
objects into the curriculum. Provide
user support for generation, classification, retrieval, and use of images
through on-site consultation, print resources, and online
documentation. Catalog materials in a variety of formats,
with emphasis on electronic and visual image resources.
Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging metadata schema
and file standards to facilitate access to digital image resources and other
collections. Train others on metadata creation and
management; and work closely with staff throughout the Library to provide
access to the Image Collection Library's collection.
Provide information, research, and reference assistance to library users at
appropriate service points to facilitate retrieval and use of images


Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program
accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent
in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent

Experience with one or more of the following metadata
standards: VRA Core 4.0, Dublin Core,

Familiarity with AACR 2nd ed. Rev., Cataloging Cultural Objects, Library of
Congress Subject Headings, MARC 21 format, and the OCLC cataloging system.

Knowledge of digital asset management systems, such as the Luna Imaging
Software Suite, Fedora, Dspace, CONTENTdm.etc.

Awareness of the latest trends in academic librarianship.

Strong commitment to excellent service and the ability to interact effectively
and work productively and collaboratively with a wide variety of library staff
and users.

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills, as well as
initiative, flexibility and willingness to engage in continual learning.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects.

Ability to distinguish colors as they relate to the color correction
processing of digital images.

Advanced computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft
Windows Office Suites, Photoshop and other productivity tools.


Knowledge of visual literacy concepts, digital media literacy techniques and
learning management systems.

Experience with creation and/or management of digital objects in various
image, text, sound, and/or video formats.

Knowledge of how digital image collections and electronic objects are used in
an academic setting.

Academic degree in Visual Arts and working knowledge of French, and/or German,
Italian, or Spanish.

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and
actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a
commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual
with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and
embrace University initiatives and aspirations.


APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given
to applications received by January 25,
2013. Send letter of interest, resume,
and the names of three professional references, to: Digital Image Metadata
Librarian, Image Collection Library Search, Library Administrative Office,
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
MA 01003-9275 or email us at [log in to unmask]

Official Description

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and members of minority groups are
encouraged to apply.

Last Edited: 8 January 2013

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