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Job Announcement: Metadata Librarian, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Michael Kim 27 Sep 2011 18:08 UTC

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Metadata Librarian
Librarian Assistant Professor

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic
professional for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the
Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Metadata Librarian
will work collaboratively with the senior Metadata Librarian and
colleagues in CMS, Digital Scholarship & Programs, and special
collections to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries’
digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and
maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata
standards. The incumbent will also coordinate quality control projects
for non-MARC metadata from digital collections.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading
research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and
international vitality. The University is a privately supported,
non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a
260-acre subtropical campus. The University is comprised 11 degree
granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and
Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education,
Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric
Science (

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (
rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a
collection of over 3.3 million volumes and 76,869 current serials
titles, including 72,942 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter
Library is located in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves
as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami
libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi
Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin
Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library.
The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The
Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,370
undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time
faculty and staff.  Excluding the independent libraries, the
University Libraries employ 56 professional and 90 support staff and
are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.

POSITION:  Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the
Metadata Librarian works collaboratively with the senior Metadata
librarian and colleagues in CMS, Digital Scholarship & Programs, and
special collections to support the discovery of and access to the
Libraries’ digital content through metadata creation, analysis,
enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging
and metadata standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.

•	Creates, reviews, and edits metadata for digital collections and
assists in the development and application of metadata crosswalks and
data conversion routines; trains & revises library faculty, staff,
and/or interns in the application of metadata
•	Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of
metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in
cooperation with Digital Scholarship & Programs and necessary
stakeholders; Oversees quality control for non-MARC metadata processes
and projects as assigned.
•	Collaborates in the selection, design, and adaptation of metadata
schema, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries
•	Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of catalog data
and metadata for resource discovery.
•	Assists in other departmental training initiatives by developing
training material or providing instruction to library staff as needed
•	May perform original and copy cataloging and assist with catalog
database maintenance activities as needed
•	Remains current with metadata and cataloging standards and digital
library development;  Participates in library professional
associations and other appropriate venues for professional development
•	Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

•	Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional,
national, or international organizations regarding related issues.
•	Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local,
state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as
•	Serves on Cataloging Policy Board and participates in Libraries and
University organizations,

•	ALA accredited graduate degree in Library and Information Science
•	Knowledge and experience with metadata and cataloging standards and
schema, such as Dublin Core, MODS, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, AAT, LC
•	Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital
library development
•	Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail,
demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility
•	Ability to work independently and collaboratively prioritizing work
to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized
•	Ability to work effectively in a team environment; a demonstrated
commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work
flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with
a culturally diverse population
•	Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
•	Demonstrated ability to meet the University of Miami Libraries’
criteria for advancement and promotion of library faculty, through
professional development and service accomplishments

•	Experience using CONTENTdm or other digital management system(s)
•	One year of experience in a medium to large research library or
similar organization
•	Reading knowledge of Spanish

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate
with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty
appointment at the Librarian Assistant Professor rank. The position
offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical
and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance
available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual
vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit
union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event
discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art
wellness center, and no state or local income tax. More information on
benefits can be found at:

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications
and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is
selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must
include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three
references. The references will not be contacted before the
appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and
encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural