Description The Metadata Services Librarian is responsible for and oversees the development, assessment, and implementation of best practices and procedures related to metadata creation, resource description, and classification with an emphasis on ensuring that the Library's print and digital resources are discoverable and accessible.
Key Responsibilities Supervise and participate in all resource description and classification processes, including original and copy cataloging, authority control, batch loading, and local manipulation of records in the library's Integrated Library System (ILS). Resolve cataloging and metadata-related problems and implement procedures to ensure data integrity, uniformity, and reliable, consistent discovery. Serve as local authority on metadata theory and practice, including rule interpretation and formatting conventions.
Develop and streamline procedures and workflows for making the Library's digital and print resources discoverable and accessible. Trouble shoot and work collaboratively to ensure continuous access and technical support for digital resources. Update and customize interfaces for digital resource access and discovery.
Oversee daily activities of the metadata staff.
Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned.
The position will be available January 1, 2020.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Degree must be completed prior to candidate's starting date of employment.
Professional engagement, knowledge, and training in cataloging and metadata creation and maintenance, including knowledge of a variety of existing and emerging tools, markup languages, standards and schemas such as RDA, LCSH, MARC, FRBR, BIBFRAME, Marc Edit, OpenRefine, and linked data.
Strong problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and the ability to lead others through change.
Excellent communication skills, personal initiative, and a history of creatively solving problems both independently and collaboratively.
Three years of experience working in a technical services role with evidence of increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience and familiarity with U.S. and foreign legal resources and classification of legal resources.
Professional experience and/or training with batch loading and bulk manipulation of records within an integrated library system or other cataloging utility.
Experience in one or more projects requiring a significant amount of data clean-up and manipulation.
Familiarity with digital resource management and discovery tools and services as they relate to metadata standards and resource description and classification.
Excellent organizational, project management, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Strong service orientation and awareness of end-user needs as related to metadata and resource access.
Enthusiasm for contributing to a collaborative work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.
Enthusiasm for innovation and technological changes.
Experience with III's Sierra ILS and with discovery layers.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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