The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of 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.
Required Qualifications Include:
- Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
- Professional experience creating metadata records and performing authority control.
- Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not limited to: RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, MADS, METS, Dublin Core, TGN, XML, etc.
- Experience using OCLC
- Knowledge of research metadata schemas such as DataCite, ORCID, etc.
- Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as FRBR, FRAD, RDF, RDFa, and BIBFRAME, etc.
- Knowledge of digital preservation models and schemas including but not limited to: PREMIS, MIX, etc.
Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.