Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian /Library Assistant Professor -
University of Vermont Libraries
The University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI,
http://cdi.uvm.edu/) seeks a detail-oriented, innovative, and energetic
librarian for the position of Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian. The
Institute for Museum and Library Services has recently awarded the
University of Vermont a 24-month grant to continue development of the
Libraries? digital initiatives. The main goal of this grant is to build a
user community for the CDI that will engage as active participants in the
development of the CDI and the content and services it provides. The
Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will provide expertise and leadership
in the creation and maintenance of metadata for digital content acquired or
created by the CDI. The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will help to
develop, refine, and implement policies, procedures, workflows, and metadata
standards for the CDI; manage digitization projects; and participate in the
overall management of the CDI.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides expertise and leadership in the creation and
maintenance of metadata for digital content acquired or created by the CDI;
provides descriptive, technical, and structural metadata for digital
content; evaluates and maintains quality control of metadata operations;
trains and supports metadata staff; maintains documentation on metadata best
practices; analyzes metadata needs and provides estimated metadata costs and
timeline for proposed projects; designs, implements, and manages project
workflows;collaborates with CDI and Libraries staff in selection of digital
projects and content; participates in the management of the CDI; promotes
and reports on CDI activities to local, regional, and national communities;
represents the CDI in professional and campus organizations and initiatives.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or
foreign equivalent; experience with metadata work on digital projects;
experience with XML.; experience with standards-based non-MARC metadata
schemas, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD and TEI; knowledge of MARC;
familiarity with controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH, AAT, LCTGM, GNIS,
and TGN; demonstrated project management experience; excellent attention to
detail; ability to work independently and in a team environment; excellent
interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to professional
achievement and growth; commitment to diversity and inclusion.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of digital asset management
systems; demonstrated understanding of preservation metadata, such as
PREMIS; experience in crosswalking, normalizing, and transforming xml
metadata; working knowledge of XSLT.
SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION: Qualifications should merit appointment
at the rank of library assistant professor (non-tenure track). Salary is
commensurate with experience, not less than $49,191 for this position.
Benefit package includes TIAA/CREF or alternate plan, managed health care
plan, and 22 days of annual paid vacation. Review of applications will
begin on May 8, 2009 and will continue until position is filled.
Anticipated start date is August 15, 2009. Apply on line at
http://www.uvmjobs.com with letter of application, vita, and names and
contact information for three professional references. Job Requisition
Number = 032645. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair
of the search committee at <[log in to unmask]> The University of Vermont
is an AA/EO employer.