Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian
As part of the University of Chicago Library, the D’Angelo Law Library supports the educational and research needs of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Chicago community. We are seeking a service-oriented and forward-thinking professional as the Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian who possesses the knowledge and experience for the position along with the skill, interest and vision to embrace new technologies and directions in D’Angelo Collection Services.
Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Services, participates in different aspects of the department to support all facets of description and discovery of the library’s collections. Responsible for the creation of metadata in the library catalog, the library website, and through other discovery platforms. Responsible for creating access to the library’s digital resources by ensuring accurate URLs and enhanced discoverability of purchased and subscribed resources. Provides expertise and performs batch loading of vendor supplied records.
Manages projects that support the work of the Collection Services Department and the D’Angelo Law Library. Develops, maintains and enhances use of the library’s collections through digital projects including web exhibits. Adds content and metadata to the Law School institutional repository, Chicago Unbound. Creates reports from the library management system and provides information to support collection assessment.
Performs original cataloging and classification, including NACO authority work, in accordance with national standards and library-wide policies for materials in a variety of languages and formats including print and electronic, continuing and integrating resources, and monographs including rare books. Works as part of a collaborative team on metadata creation and projects across the Library system. Participates in the development and evaluation of Metadata Services section and D’Angelo policies and procedures. Serves as a resource for other library staff. Performs other duties as assigned. Participates on library-wide committees including groups working on new metadata standards and initiatives.
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; Prior work experience in an academic, research, or law library; Experience with metadata creation, including MARC formats; Experience with access and discoverability of continuing and integrating resources in both print and digital formats; Experience creating discovery using Library platforms and tools, such as web page creation and editing and LibGuides; Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
Experience with cataloging in OCLC including authority work; Experience with MarcEdit or other record manipulation software; Experience extracting content from structured data for analysis and report generation; Experience working with digital image software.
Successful project management experience; Familiarity with data modeling and database design/refactoring; Knowledge of at least one foreign western European language; Problem solving and leadership skills.
Additional Information or Requirements:
The Search Committee will evaluate candidates’ record and accomplishments in order to determine their ability to interact respectfully and effectively orally and in writing with diverse constituencies including faculty, students, colleagues, and community members; ability to work with library users individually and in groups; ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making; and the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects and a record of demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications: experience working in a departmental library is strongly preferred.
To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition 03950, or via Quicklink: https://tinyurl.com/y8rh6rv7 Contact Kara Hastings, HR Generalist, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2018. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.
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