Job Announcement New Mexico State University Metadata Librarian T Thompson 31 Oct 2008 13:22 UTC

Metadata and Authority Control Librarian

The New Mexico State University Library invites applications for Metadata
and Authority Control Librarian.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a 9-month appointment, entry level
tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

This position will be responsible for metadata import and production,
facilitate metadata scheme specification and adaptation; provide training
and technical assistance to other staff, and coordinate the formulation and
implementation of policies and standards for descriptive, technical and
administrative metadata. Regularly perform authority control activities.
Reports to the Head of Technical Services.


Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; demonstrated
knowledge of issues and trends in digital library development and metadata
standards; working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes, such as, Dublin
Core, METS, and VRA Core, etc.; awareness of current and emerging issues in
institutional and open repository schemes. Ability to take an active role in
leading and managing metadata initiatives associated with institutional
repositories and digital archives. Experience with or knowledge of
traditional cataloging standards and practices using MARC, AACR2, LCSH and
LC classification as these apply to authority control.  Proficiency in
Microsoft Access and demonstrated ability to create complex queries.
familiarity with MarcEdit software.  Excellent oral and written
communication skills. Demonstrated excellence in planning, leadership,
communication, and project management skills.  Ability to meet tenure track
requirements in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and creative
activity, service, extension and outreach

P referred: Experience in mid-to-large size academic or research library;
knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Voyager; working
knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably Spanish; Familiarity
with current open access initiatives such as OAI.  Experience with dSpace,
ContentDM, Fedora, or similar technologies .  Familiarity with copyright
issues, digital rights, digital preservation and technical metadata.
Successful candidate will display evidence of initiative, creativity and a
demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial environment.
Benefits Offered: Group medical and hospital insurance, domestic partner
benefits, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state
educational retirement,
workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for
educational advancement. For additional information, visit the NMSU Employee
web page

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, which includes
qualifications for the position; a resume; and names, addresses, (including
e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Leticia Phetteplace,
Administrative Assistant, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM
88003-8006; fax 575-646-6940; e-mail

Review of applications will begin November 14, 2008, and will continue until
the position is filled.  For additional information, visit

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant
university and Carnegie designated Doctoral/Research Extensive institution.
NMSU is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities,
and is classified as a Title V Minority Institution by the U.S. Department
of Education. The University offers degree programs in a number of
scientific fields including biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer
science, geological sciences, mathematical sciences, health sciences, and
multiple engineering concentrations (chemical, civil, electrical and
computing, industrial, mechanical and aerospace, surveying, and engineering
physics). NMSU is located in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces,
which offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. For
additional information, visit

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women,
minorities, and all under-represented groups. Offer of employment contingent
upon the successful completion of a background check as well as verification
of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.