Opening: Metadata Librarian at University of Alabama Libraries

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 (65%); performing original and copy cataloging of non-book materials such as sound recordings and DVDs (20%); participating in the evaluation of the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery (15%); 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, LSCH, MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core; demonstrated understanding of all aspects of metadata; familiarity with the OAIS reference model; 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, integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s); experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data formats.

ENVIRONMENT: The University Libraries maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, SOLINET, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Voyager Integrated Library System. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at

SALARY/BENEFITS: This will be a three year non-tenure earning contract 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 (Requisition #0805018). 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 August 31, 2011 are assured of receiving full consideration.


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