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. QUALIFICATIONS: 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 Benefits web page http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits. 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 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu. 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 http://www.nmsu.edu. 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.