The University of Alabama Libraries seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and tech-savvy Coordinator of Metadata. This position reports to the Head of Resource Acquisition & Discovery and actively contributes to the management of the department. The position provides leadership, support, project management, and workflow analysis for a unit consisting of faculty and staff who are responsible for original, complex and copy cataloging, metadata creation and remediation, and authority control in MARC and BIBFRAME. The unit is also actively engaged in a collaborative fashion in projects related to Special Collections, Digital Humanities, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), the Institutional Repository, and digital library projects which require supervisory skills of Dublin Core, Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and other metadata issues.
The University Libraries is a FOLIO beta development partner with EBSCO, and this position plays a major role internally, as well as in the FOLIO community. The position leads testing and implementation for cataloging/metadata functions and collaborates across the University Libraries regarding functionality and interoperability of cataloging/metadata with other FOLIO functions, data sources, and deliverables. The position advises on reporting and assessment functions needed in FOLIO for internal and external purposes.
UA Libraries seeks applicants who thrive in a learning organization with a strong service orientation and who demonstrate an ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities. This would include exploring best practices and making important decisions about the future of metadata and cataloging in a rapidly changing environment. Candidates with experience setting strategic directions, collaboration across departments, establishing priorities, and managing librarians and staff are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.
Salary and Benefits
12 month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary range is $70,000 to $90,000 commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.
Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Jobs. University Libraries (219101) in Department 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.