The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library is seeking a metadata librarian to join its Cataloging Department. The successful candidate for this tenure-track faculty position will be responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of metadata creation and management for the library's digital collections. Review of applications will begin on May 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Under the general direction of the chair of the Cataloging Department, the incumbent will provide leadership for metadata creation and remediation in the library's digital repositories.
  2. Implements, assesses, and refines metadata workflows, policies, and procedures for the library's digital collections, including special collections.
  3. Writes, revises and implements metadata procedures for the library's repositories.
  4. Captures and creates unique metadata and authority records for digital materials.
  5. Maintains authority control of records to ensure discoverability.
  6. Evaluates, transforms, and remediates metadata to support efforts to consolidate existing metadata from a variety of legacy tools.
  7. Provides support for digital projects to ensure effective integration of metadata with traditional library catalog records.
  8. Leads project teams composed of IT personnel, archivists, and subject specialists, to ensure that metadata policies and procedures are consistent with national standards.
  9. Provides training and support for ongoing creation of metadata and compliance with standards.
  10. Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and international standards for metadata and linked data.
  11. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion, including professional development, research, and service.
Minimum Qualification
  1. ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Familiarity with metadata standards, especially Dublin Core.
  2. Familiarity with creating, editing and transforming metadata.
  3. Familiarity with planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections.
  4. Familiarity with digital library management systems or digital asset management systems.
  5. Knowledge of digital library processes and workflows.
  6. Familiarity with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g., OpenRefine, Python, XSLT).
  7. Understanding of linked data principles and standards.
  8. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  9. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Experience in team leadership.
  11. Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.
For more details and information on applying for this position, please visit
Nancy Sack
Cataloging Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: 808-956-2648
fax: 808-956-5968
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