[Metadatalibrarians] Correction - Job Openings: Metadata Librarians
Sarah L. Shreeves
sshreeve at uiuc.edu
Wed Sep 5 06:29:25 PDT 2007
The email address for applications that was
included below is incorrect. It should
be: <mailto:libhr at library.uiuc.edu>libhr at library.uiuc.edu.
At 03:45 PM 9/4/2007, you wrote:
>Please excuse the cross-posting. The Library of
>the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>has two job openings for Metadata Librarians.
>This search has been extended until September 21st.
>Metadata Librarian (2 positions) - Content Access
>Management (CAM) and Illinois Harvest
>Assistant Professor of Library Administration,
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
>Position Available: September 21, 2007
>(negotiable). This is a full-time, regular,
>faculty position in the University Library.
>The University of Illinois Library is at a very
>exciting and dynamic point in its digital library
>development. Prior to the current year, digital
>projects at Illinois were small to medium sized
>and narrowly focused in scope. An infusion of
>funding for FY07 has facilitated our entry into
>several large scale digitization programs, and a
>recently passed library fee holds promise for
>future endeavors. UIUC is a member of the Open
>Content Alliance and houses an Internet Archive
>scanning center in our high-density shelving
>facility. Early in the year, we awarded a large
>RFP for digital scanning services for eleven
>sizeable collections of Illinois related
>materials. As a member of the Committee on
>Institutional Cooperation (CIC), UIUC will be
>contributing up to two million volumes to the
>Google Book Search project in the coming years.
>Our institutional repository, IDEALS, and our
>digital preservation program are starting to
>mature. Last, but not least, we are developing an
>OAI-PMH based web portal called Illinois Harvest
>to aggregate and present digital content created
>at the University of Illinois with digital
>content about Illinois created by libraries and
>museums elsewhere. The successful candidates will
>have an opportunity to help build a great digital
>library at one of the nations premier academic libraries.
>Duties and Responsibilities: The University of
>Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks two
>innovative individuals to provide expertise and
>guidance in metadata schemas and standards and to
>assist in their implementation within the
>Library. The Metadata Librarian is responsible
>for helping plan and manage metadata production
>of digitization projects for the Illinois Harvest
>Project and other digital work for the University of Illinois Libraries.
>The Metadata Librarian is a faculty position
>reporting to the Head of Content Access
>Management (CAM). Responsibilities include:
>- Lead, manage, and coordinate activities
>relating to metadata production for description,
>access and preservation of digital materials
>acquired or held by the UIUC Libraries.
>Coordinate the work of staff involved in metadata
>production including providing training and
>technical assistance to other department and library staff.
>- Work with the Head of Content Access Management
>and other faculty and staff involved in large
>scale digitization work in the planning and
>implementation of metadata provision for digital
>resources, including the selection of metadata
>schema, data elements, thesauri, and development of crosswalks.
>- Formulate, document, and implement the
>Library's policies, procedures, and best
>practices for use of descriptive metadata schemas
>(such as MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, and other
>applicable schemas), preservation metadata
>schemas (such as PREMIS), content standards (such
>as AACR2 and CCO), controlled vocabularies (such
>as LCSH, TGN, AAT and other applicable
>vocabularies) and transmission standards such as
>METS. Work with other units (such as the
>University Archives and IDEALS, the campus
>institutional repository) as necessary to
>coordinate alignment of existing policies, procedures, and best practices.
>- Implement and use digital library systems and
>applications for improving access to digital
>collections including CONTENTdm, DSpace, DLXS,
>Olive, Oxygen, Voyager, and/or other local
>systems in iShare, the Illinois consortial online
>catalog. Provide input into selection of other digital library systems.
>- Participate in metadata remediation,
>transformation, and creation using appropriate
>schemas to support the Illinois Harvest Portal
>and the University of Illinois at
>Urbana-Champaign Library's growing digital collections.
>- Create collection level records for the Library's digital collections.
>- Assist in metadata harvesting using the Open
>Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
>- Participate in the Library's research and development efforts.
>- MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program
>- Minimum of one years experience working with
>metadata in a digital library environment
>- Experience with one or more of these standards:
>Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, or VRA.
>- Experience with XML and XML technologies.
>- Knowledge of AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards.
>- Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification,
>Library of Congress Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
>- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications.
>- Ability to multitask and prioritize, work
>independently and as a part of a team, have
>excellent written and oral communication skills,
>and work in a fast-paced varied work environment.
>- Outstanding communication skills.
>- Experience creating XSLT stylesheets.
>- Experience with preservation metadata such as PREMIS.
>- Experience with Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standards (METS).
>- Cataloging experience with AACR and MARC
>tagging, preferably on OCLC. NACO, SACO or BIBCO experience.
>- Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Endeavor Voyager.
>- Work experience in a research library.
>- Experience with scripting or programming languages.
>Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate
>with credentials and experience. This is a
>full-time faculty appointment at the rank of
>Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on
>the candidates record of research and
>professional service. Librarians hold faculty
>rank and title, and must demonstrate excellence
>in librarianship, research and service in order
>to meet University standards for promotion and tenure.
>Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment;
>24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays;
>12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an
>additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative)
>available, if needed, each year; health insurance
>requiring a small co-payment is provided to
>employee (with the option to purchase coverage
>for spouse and dependents); required
>participation in State Universities Retirement
>System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld
>and is refundable upon termination), with several
>options for participation in additional
>retirement plans; newly-hired employees are
>covered by the Medicare portion of Social
>Security and are subject to its deduction.
>Campus and Community: The University of Illinois
>at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major
>public, land-grant university (Doctoral/Research
>University Extensive) ranked among the best in
>the world, including Top 20 programs in
>Chemistry, Engineering, English, Mathematics,
>Music, Library & Information Science, Psychology,
>and Veterinary Medicine. Chartered in 1867, its
>faculty and staff provide undergraduate and
>graduate education in more than 150 fields of
>study, conduct theoretical and applied research,
>and provide public service to the state and the
>nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members serving
>31,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate and
>professional students; approximately 25% of
>faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year
>for excellence in teaching. For more information, see: http://www.uiuc.edu.
>The University is located in the twin cities of
>Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined
>population of 100,000 and are situated
>approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, 120
>miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 miles
>northeast of St. Louis. The University and its
>surrounding communities offer a cultural and
>recreational environment ideally suited to the
>work of a major research institution and its
>members. For more information, see: http://www.uiuc.edu/community/.
>To Apply: Send letter of application and complete
>resume, including names, addresses, telephone
>numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3)
>references to: Donna Hoffman, Library Human
>Resources, University of Illinois at
>Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana,
>IL 61801 (phone: 217-333-8169). Applications may
>also be delivered electronically to
>libhr at cliff.uiuc.edu. Applications without email address will not be accepted.
>Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration,
>applications and nominations must be received by September 21st, 2007.
>The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
>Sarah L. Shreeves
>Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for
>Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
>University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
>Phone: 217-244-3877 or 217-233-4648
>Email: sshreeve at uiuc.edu
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Sarah L. Shreeves
Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for
Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: 217-244-3877 or 217-233-4648
Email: sshreeve at uiuc.edu
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