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.
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. Provide consultations on how best to convert legacy metadata scripts into maintainable automated services. Collaboratively create, update, and enhance metadata. Lead and manage project teams to create digital content including born-digital and digitized items. Hire, train, and supervise student workers to perform high level metadata description. Monitor and improve metadata quality and quality control. 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.
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
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.