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Job posting: Metadata Librarian (University of Alabama Libraries)

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Mary Alexander <[log in to unmask]>

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Metadata Object Description Schema List <[log in to unmask]>

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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

METADATA LIBRARIAN

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, 
highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian.  
Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS) and working 
collaboratively with the 2 current metadata librarians and appropriate units 
in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to UA 
Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. 
Specific duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in metadata 
production work for digital collections (70%); performing original and copy 
cataloging of non-book materials such as sound recordings and video 
recordings (15%); participating in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center 
projects and E-Science initiative (5%); evaluation of the effectiveness of 
catalog data and metadata for resource discovery (10%); and keeping abreast 
of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or 
equivalent; knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards and schema such 
as AACR2, RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core; demonstrated understanding 
of all aspects of  metadata; familiarity with the OAI-PMH protocol; 
demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with 
diverse constituencies; and effective oral, written and interpersonal 
communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1-2 years' experience in cataloging or metadata 
production work; experience using OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems 
(Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s); experience 
in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data formats; familiarity with 
scripting languages.

ENVIRONMENT:  The University Libraries maintains membership in NACO, the 
Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, 
the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, and the Network of Alabama 
Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris' Voyager Integrated Library 
System. The Libraries' homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  This will be a  non-tenure earning, renewable faculty 
position with renewal based on performance, funding and the needs of the 
Libraries.  Competitive salary.  Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may 
be available.

TO APPLY:  Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.  A letter of 
application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses 
of three references should be included.

Open until filled. Applications received by May 31, 2013 are assured of 
receiving full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 
EMPLOYER

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