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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
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
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
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
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