[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Metadata Librarian

Van Kleeck,David A dvankleeck at ufl.edu
Mon Nov 20 08:50:20 PST 2017

Position: Metadata Librarian, Digital Production Services, University of Florida

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University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Metadata Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

SALARY: Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials
Minimum Salary at the Assistant Librarian rank is $49,920
Minimum Salary at the Associate Librarian rank is $57,738

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida (UF) and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer.

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith at ufl.edu<mailto:bonniesmith at ufl.edu>.

David Van Kleeck
Interim Chair
Cataloging Services Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117004
Gainesville, FL 32611-7004
dvankleeck at ufl.edu<mailto:dvankleeck at ufl.edu>

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