Mary P. Key Diversity Resident: Metadata Transformation

Two other residencies (Digital Research Services and Latin American
Studies) are also available:

The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries seeks a dynamic and
self-motivated librarian for the position of Mary P. Key Diversity
Resident.  OSU Libraries’ two-year Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program
is designed to provide mentorship through a successful transition from
academic training to research librarianship, to provide the opportunity for
hands-on exposure in many areas of the University Libraries’ operations,
and to increase diversity from underrepresented groups for academic
librarianship and The Ohio State University Libraries. The program provides
professional development in a nurturing, yet productive, real world
environment at one of the top 10 public university libraries in the
country. The resident will be encouraged to participate in selected
workshops, conferences, institutes, and committees and develop a robust
portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career.

During 2015-2017, the resident will advance the Libraries digital
initiatives through enhanced metadata design and transformation. OSU
Libraries is currently accelerating and reconfiguring our digital
initiatives program. New infrastructures, including a digital preservation
repository, image management system, and digital exhibits platform along
with initiatives to scale up digital collections will require substantial
investment in metadata. As the library community prepares for a non-MARC
based infrastructure, OSU Libraries is committed to exploring opportunities
and rethinking current practices to prepare the Libraries’ data for this
future. The resident will work collaboratively across the organization to
advance the Libraries’ metadata program to prioritize, document, and
execute metadata activities, to ensure that metadata for digital
collections (often represented by diverse data types) are effectively
integrated with traditional library collections across various discovery
tools, migrate metadata between systems, and ensure that metadata is being
created and maintained according to best practices.

* Responsibilities:*

   - Support development of metadata guidelines. The resident will work
   with a variety of stakeholders to support the research and documentation
   components of developing guidelines for metadata for the OSU Libraries.
   Once developed, the resident will participate in creating, maintaining, and
   transforming metadata according to these guidelines.
   - Transition of metadata to ArchivesSpace. Migrate metadata to the
   newly-implement archival management systems using a variety of workflows
   including EAD loading, transformation of MARC, and other data sources.
   Identify, plan, and implement data normalization and clean-up projects.
   - Migration of existing content to the IMS. The resident will work on
   mapping and transforming metadata to migrate to the new Image Management
   System (IMS).
   - Metadata transformation for the Knowledge Bank. The resident will have
   the opportunity to learn relevant skills and standards by performing
   metadata transformation to prepare content for Knowledge Bank, OSU
   Libraries’ Institutional Repository
   - Assist in the growth and development of metadata infrastructure to
   support Digital Initiatives and prepare OSUL for the transition from the
   present MARC environment to one that facilitates the management and use of
   library data as linked data (e.g. BIBFRAME, RDF,
   - Serve on selected library committees.
   - Begin development of a research agenda that will contribute to an area
   of scholarship.

* Required qualifications:*

   - Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited
   program with a focus on metadata or digital libraries, completed by the
   time of appointment
   - Knowledge of one or more library metadata standards
   - Flexibility and creativity in adapting to rapidly changing metadata
   management environments
   - Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
   - Excellent analytic skills, including complex problems solving
   - Interest in professional development and research

* Preferred qualifications:*

   - Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing
   - Experience working with library metadata standards, such as RDA,
   AACR2, and MARC, and non-MARC metadata standards such as Dublin Core, VRA
   Core, METS or MODS
   - Proficiency in XML or other relevant computer programming skills
   - Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and
   complex environment

* About the Appointment:*
This is a full-time, two year Visiting Faculty (non-tenure track)
position.  As a Visiting Faculty member, the resident is strongly
encouraged to engage in professional research and publication. The resident
will provide a faculty annual report as well as periodic reports to the
Diversity Committee to track progress on established objectives. Salary is
commensurate based on qualifications and experience.

* About The Ohio State University:*
Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research
university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution
in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in
Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175
majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of
opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.

The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University’s eminence
as dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery
for OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever expanding community of world
scholars. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries
is available at

*  Benefits:*
The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days’
vacation, 15 days’ sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical,
surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life
insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative
retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will
be given to applications received by May 15th, 2015. Please send cover
letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Erica Jonak
at [log in to unmask] Please include the position title in the subject field.

* Contact Information*: Erica Jonak, Human Resources, 1858 Neil Avenue
Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-247-8887, [log in to unmask]

*The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national
origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.*


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