Employment Opportunity - Metadata Librarian, Job #51195, The University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson Lawrence-Barnes, Ellen 16 Oct 2012 23:01 UTC

Metadata Librarian, Job #51195
University Libraries, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Located in the heart of Tucson, the University of Arizona is one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation with a number of prestigious faculty and programs.  Approximately 38,800 students are enrolled, coming from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.  The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  As southern Arizona's largest public employer, the University employs more than 11,000 diverse faculty and staff, and is recognized for its economic impact on southern Arizona.

Members of the University of Arizona enjoy a dynamic and engaging workplace.  The University is recognized for a myriad of interdisciplinary programs and its ability to link academic initiatives to regional interests unique to the Southwest.  Faculty and staff benefit from talented research support, award-winning work/life programs, educational incentives, and a comprehensive array of employee benefit options to meet the needs of a diverse community.  As a public, land-grant institution founded in 1885, the University of Arizona provides an accessible and inviting environment for discovery and learning.

Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran desert, employees can enjoy a unique southwestern environment with more than 300 days of sunshine each year.  We invite you to explore the rich array of benefits, services and support systems the University of Arizona offers as you consider Tucson as your next home.

Position Summary:   The University of Arizona Libraries' Scholarly Publishing and Data Management Team (SPDM) seeks an assistant librarian to lead the Libraries' efforts and coordinate best practices in developing a holistic approach to our metadata practices in support of improving and increasing the discoverability of the Libraries' local and unique digital collections. The position, in addition to its core duties with metadata, tracks the Libraries' overall success with discovery, and maintains the Libraries' discovery strategy. This position will also provide consulting and support for both Libraries' and campus' metadata needs, including support for the Libraries' data management support services. This is a continuing eligible (assistant) position, and this position is expected to contribute to the profession at a level appropriate to the assistant rank.

The Scholarly Publishing and Data Management Team provides next-generation publishing and data management support for the University's faculty, researchers, and students. SPDM supports the Libraries' Campus Repository Service, e-Journal Hosting and Publishing Support Services, Research Data Management Support Services, and is the home of the Libraries' Office of Copyright Management and Scholarly Communication.

Salary/Benefits:  $53,364 annually; outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents; access to campus and recreational activities; state retirement; and more! 

Minimum Qualifications:
*ALA accredited MLS/MLIS as of January 1, 2013
*Experience with Dublin Core based descriptive metadata schemas and practices

Opened:  10/11/12: Closes:  Open Until Filled; First Review Date:  11/26/12 and continues until position is filled.

For Full Details and to Apply:  Go to The University of Arizona's CareerTrack application system at http://www.uacareertrack. com/ and complete a faculty application form for Job #51195.  Be prepared to attach your letter of interest and resume where indicated.  Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted.  For questions regarding The UA CareerTrack system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5). 

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.  The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.

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