Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian – Univ of North Carolina, Wilmington

Vacancy #11F004
Position #6577

Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian.  UNCW is a member institution of the University of North Carolina, and is nationally recognized for its marine sciences teaching and research programs, and for its strengths in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing.  The University is situated on a beautiful arboretum campus located in an historic port city within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean.  The University currently enrolls approximately 12,000 students. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  This position will provide and enhance metadata for digital materials as well as perform original and copy cataloging for library materials in a variety of formats. Position will work with the Coordinator of Cataloging and other library departments in the planning, development, and implementation of library digitization projects, including metadata creation, hosting, and archiving, and provision of access to digital and electronic collections; assist in evaluating and documenting policies, procedures and workflows for areas of responsibility; and  maintain awareness of and engagement with trends and developments in library metadata and digital standards, with an emphasis on evaluating RDA and its potential implementation and in emerging media formats, such as streaming media, ebooks, and electronic theses and dissertations. Other duties include participation in library committees, task forces, special projects, and the Learning Commons Help Desk rotation. The position is also encouraged to produce creative and scholarly contributions to librarianship. The position works closely with the Coordinator of Cataloging and the Cataloging Department staff and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Technical and Collection Management Services.

Qualifications:  Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program. Training, or experience in cataloging standards such as AACR2 and/or RDA, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, and MARC. Training or experience using alternative metadata schemes. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills and strong service orientation. Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred: Knowledge of emerging cataloging rules, standards, and concepts (RDA and FRBR); experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, ContentDM or other digital collection management systems, and national cooperative cataloging programs such as NACO or other PCC programs.
Salary and Benefits:  Salary commensurate with labor market for this position.  11-month contract with faculty status (lecturer, non-tenure track).  Generous benefits package, including 22 days of vacation and 11 sick days. 

To Apply: Complete the online application process at A letter of interest, vitae and contact information for three professional references must be attached to the online application – not e-mailed, mailed, or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Corder at (910) 962-3270. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 25th, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Position is available January 3, 2012 (start date negotiable).
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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