The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will participate in planning and implementing digital projects including exploring new technologies in metadata applications; metadata schema adaptation; developing standards, policies and procedures; training library staff to create and apply metadata; and project management. The position supervises and directs the work of four staff members. The cataloging and metadata librarian will create MARC and non-MARC metadata. The ideal candidate will work well with diverse stakeholders, be able to manage complex workflows and participate in the creation of digital projects that have both immediate appeal and lasting significance.
This is a 12 month tenure track Assistant Professor position which reports to the Head of Content Organization and Management, but will work in close collaboration with other library units. The cataloging and metadata librarian will be involved in ongoing projects such as the WCU Oral History Collection https://www.wcu.edu/hunter-library/find/digital-collections.aspx and will also be expected to participate in the development of new digital projects. The position will also have responsibility for overseeing and contributing to the creation of Special Collections finding aids in ArchivesSpace, and for cataloging traditional library materials such as books and non-print resources.
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS: A Masters of Library Science or equivalent, from an ALA accredited school is required. Knowledge of one or more of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, HTML, XML, MODS, markup languages etc. Knowledge of RDA, MARC, LCSH and LC classification and OCLC. Knowledge of integrated library systems such as Innovative Interface's Sierra system. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with project teams. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: Preferred qualifications include experience with applying metadata standards to describe digital collections; experience with digital library platforms such as CONTENTdm; experience cataloging traditional library materials; supervisory experience; experience with archives and archival practice; experience with EAD; experience with institutional repositories; experience with MarcEdit; knowledge of emerging metadata standards, such as linked data, RDF and ontologies as well as emerging library applications (e.g., BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online. Hard copy applications materials will not be considered. You will be required to attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae/resume, unofficial transcript and a list of three references (include names and telephone numbers). Please contact Kristan Calvert at email@example.com for questions or additional information.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.