Job Announcement: Senior Metadata Librarian Amber Meryman 22 Oct 2008 12:29 UTC

Please excuse cross-posting.

Copyright Clearance Center is currently looking for a Senior Metadata
Librarian. CCC is located north of Boston in Danvers, MA.


Senior Metadata Librarian

This position is located within the Data Systems group, which is
responsible for the maintenance and specification of systems to support
CCC's inventory of titles, rights, and associated usage fees. Data
Systems represents business interests in projects and is currently
involved in the design of a cutting edge system which will enable CCC to
move from print-based textual works to digital text, multimedia and
beyond. The Senior Metadata Librarian is a top-level contributor to the
Data Systems team, and provides leadership on complex projects as a
liaison between Data Systems & Services, IT Application Development and
other CCC business units to provide technical solutions that meet user


- Define and prioritize business requirements for internal and customer
facing applications in accordance with metadata architecture and system
- Advocate for streamlined business processes through assessment of
existing practices and the development of process improvements.
- Direct Data Systems work with the web-based rights management product
Rightsphere, including software enhancement requests, daily operations,
and testing of new releases.
- Coordinate with Information Technology staff to produce functional
specifications for Rightsphere, including auto-detection of content from
metadata in e-journal sites.
- Collaborate with technical teams to translate business requirements
into functional specifications.  Analyze information from customers and
internal sources to document and prioritize software requirements for
future product releases.
- Develop communication and training plans for system enhancements in
collaboration with other business managers to ensure effective
understanding of available system functionality and business procedures.

- Track industry standards, technologies and related process activities
in libraries, publishing and other knowledge industries to advise CCC
management on applicability to CCC's systems and products.


- Experience with AACR2, MARC21, OCLC, and with an integrated library
system as part of cataloging operations.
- Highly developed organizational, problem-solving, and critical
thinking skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities, be
sensitive to deadlines, and pay attention to detail.
- Proven ability to take charge of and lead project meetings and
strategy discussions.
- Experience in modeling complex flows (work, process and data) along
with extensive system design experience.
- Experience in all aspects of design, management, and support of
customer-facing information products and solutions.
- Excellent leadership skills and extensive experience interacting with
business users and stake holders.
- Demonstrated ability in testing and documentation techniques,
excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent oral and written
communication skills.
- Working knowledge of tools for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting
on bibliographic and other data.
- Ability to work effectively on/with cross-functional teams and
interface successfully with various organizations and levels of
management, in a professional manner.


Required: Bachelor's degree, and ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized
foreign equivalent or equivalent direct library or information center
experience, or related advanced degree in Information Systems; 5 or more
years experience working in an academic or business environment in a
position with direct involvement with large, highly-structured,
bibliographic database systems and applications, including library
metadata and standards; project management experience.

Preferred: Prior experience and/or training as a Business Analyst;
working experience with cataloging non-book materials; experience with a
variety of other (non-bibliographic) database environments and systems.

CONTACT: Please submit resume to: Copyright Clearance
Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.