Saturday, November 13, 2010

Metadata Librarian

The University of Virginia seeks a Metadata Librarian for Cataloging and Metadata Services. The University of Virginia Library is place of infinite possibility! We are growing and planning for our future. We are looking for high energy, innovative professionals with integrity and a strong work ethic. We seek individuals who are not afraid of taking risks and have the proven ability and/or potential to get positive results, manage change, and collaborate with others effectively. We want creative professionals who possess a keen and deep understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain a major academic research library.

We are seeking an individual who can provide metadata expertise and serve as the primary resource on non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards for the Library, as well as the larger university community. The incumbent will establish, document and maintain metadata policies, as appropriate; coordinates the translation of metadata between formats and participates in the integration of metadata from a variety of sources for search and display. This individual will also collaborate in the design and implementation of projects, workflows, and training involving non-MARC metadata, and create, edit, and manipulate metadata for resource description in the digital repository, library catalog, and other resources.


Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or other Master’s Degree.

Experience: At least one year of practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment. Working knowledge of relevant XML-based standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS). Demonstrated leadership or project management experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. This position has general faculty status with excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on 12/8/10 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by posting number 0606563, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, Professional references. For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director of Library Human Resources at (434) 243-8636.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

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