(Two positions available)
RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator for Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: creating original metadata and complex metadata revision for the Libraries’ digital collections, creating original metadata and complex metadata for special collections materials, performing original and copy cataloging of continuing resources and non-book materials such as sound recordings, and performing authority work, evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery, participating as a consultant to digital humanities projects with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.