Metadata Librarian, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

[via Chronicle Careers from The Chronicle of Higher Education]

The University of Miami Libraries seek a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of:


Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian provides leadership and guidance in the planning, development, creation, and implementation of metadata standards for the Libraries, and actively participates as a resource and liaison to the University community in regards to metadata practices.

Position #001537.

Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent, or Ph.D. with required library experience. Working knowledge and experience with two or more metadata schema and protocols such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, MODS, METS, etc.; knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and controlled vocabularies; awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development; demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment and adapt to a fast paced rapidly changing environment; ability to plan and implement routines and processes that ensure optimum production, and monitor projects through to completion in a cost-effective manner; demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Highly desirable: Experience with applying metadata standards to describe digital collections using CONTENTdm or other digital management system(s); familiarity with related XML technology such as XSLT or XLINK; familiarity with relational database structure; experience with archives and archival practice; one year of experience in a medium to large research library or similar organization; cataloging experience in an academic library; reading knowledge of Spanish.

For the full posting, go to:

Acceptance and review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references.

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE: Send nominations and applications to:

Yolanda Cooper
Deputy University Librarian
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recru

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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