Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian /Library Assistant Professor

The University of Vermont Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI, seeks a detail-oriented, innovative, and energetic librarian for the position of Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian. The Institute for Museum and Library Services has recently awarded the University of Vermont a 24-month grant to continue development of the Libraries’ digital initiatives. The main goal of this grant is to build a user community for the CDI that will engage as active participants in the development of the CDI and the content and services it provides. The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will provide expertise and leadership in the creation and maintenance of metadata for digital content acquired or created by the CDI. The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will help to develop, refine, and implement policies, procedures, workflows, and metadata standards for the CDI; manage digitization projects; and participate in the overall management of the CDI.

*REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:* Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent; experience with metadata work on digital library projects; Working knowledge of XML; experience with standards-based non-MARC metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and TEI; experience with traditional cataloging standards such as MARC, AACR2, and LCSH; familiarity with other controlled vocabularies, such as AAT, LCTGM, GNIS, and TGN; demonstrated project management experience; excellent attention to detail; ability to work independently and in a team environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to professional achievement and growth;
commitment to diversity and inclusion.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*: Working knowledge of digital asset management systems; demonstrated understanding of preservation metadata; experience in crosswalking, normalizing, and transforming xml metadata; working knowledge of XSLT.

*SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:* Qualifications should merit appointment at the rank of library assistant professor (non-tenure track). Salary is commensurate with experience, not less than $49,191 for this position. Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF or alternate plan, managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual paid vacation. Application review will begin May 8, 2009, and continue until position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2009. Apply on line at <> with letter of application, vita, and names and contact information for three professional references. The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.

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