If you're seeing this many times, I apologize. It just means we're trying to get the word out about this *brand-new* position.


Metadata Librarian
Assistant University or Associate University Librarian

The Metadata Librarian is a new tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Metadata Department at the University of Florida Libraries. The incumbent establishes processes that facilitate user discovery and access to library resources through the application of various metadata standards and best practices. In consultation and collaboration with UF colleagues and project teams, the Metadata Librarian creates and revises metadata at the local and network level for special collections and other material to ensure broad access, promotes the Libraries' holdings, and supports discovery of electronic resources and digitized collections. The Metadata Librarian advises on ontology and metadata schema development within the context of emerging linked data and semantic web applications as well as on metadata and information organization needs. Utilizing batch loading and editing tools, the Metadata Librarian improves access, actionability, and processing of library resources while achieving workflow efficiencies.

As a Cataloging and Metadata Department faculty member, the Metadata Librarian will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing metadata. The Metadata Librarian pursues professional development opportunities and engages in research, publication, and professional association activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Metadata Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until December 14, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

Naomi Young
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Cataloging & Metadata Dept.