Job Posting: Metadata Librarian, Indiana State University

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Indiana State University is seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track position responsible for participating in the planning and implementation of cataloging and digitization projects involving a variety of formats, including books and rare books, dissertations, theses, photographs, art slides, printed texts, manuscripts, audio-visual material and three-dimensional objects, as well as play a role in outreach and liaison work within the campus and community. In addition, the librarian will assist with digital preservation initiatives both on and off campus and may be called upon to participate in workshop planning and presentations. The librarian will assist the Library’s on and off campus partners in the creation of metadata for collaborative digitization projects managed through CONTENTdm; he or she will provide appropriate training and technical advice as necessary. The librarian will be responsible for both description and access and delivery of content as well as cataloging books, sound recordings, and rare material. Responsibilities may include travel to other locations to provide training and participation in evening and/or weekend special events. ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion.

Supervision: The librarian reports to the Chair of Special Collections. The librarian will supervise support staff and student employees assigned to digitization or metadata projects.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent terminal degree by date of appointment; The position requires familiarity with digitization technology and best practices, knowledge of bibliographic utilities including OCLC, integrated library systems (Millennium preferred), and CONTENTdm, knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards and schema such as MARC21, RDA, XML, EAD, Dublin Core, LCSH, TGMI, NAF, AAT, authority records, AACR2, ANSCR, SQL, and knowledge of issues pertaining to digital preservation and copyright. Also required is experience with scanning technology and tools; aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to details; problem-solving ability; effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact with culturally diverse individuals, both external and internal to the library; knowledge of metadata standards, knowledge of both book and non-book format cataloging; ability to participate fully as a tenure-track library faculty member.

Desirable: Knowledge of a European language and second master’s degree.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications.

Application: See Candidate reviews will begin as materials are received and the position is open until filled.

ISU encourages the applications of women and minority scholars. ISU has a higher percentage of diverse and multi cultural students than any other Indiana university. Submitted on 2011-01-28

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