[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Metadata Librarian, Special Collections Cataloging Unit, Cataloging and Metadata Department

Michael Stewart mlstew at udel.edu
Tue Oct 27 11:11:32 PDT 2020

Please excuse cross-postings.

*Position:* Metadata Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Department

*Deadline:* November 15, 2020

*Pay Grade:* 29E

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
<https://library.udel.edu/> seeks a dynamic early career librarian to
participate in the entire metadata lifecycle from creation through
discovery, management and digital preservation of the works acquired by the
University of Delaware community and perform original and complex copy
cataloging and authority work for special collections materials across
multiple formats and languages.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Special Collections Cataloging Unit, major
responsibilities include:

   - Create and manage metadata for items and objects in multiple formats,
   tangible and digital.
   - Transform or “crosswalk” metadata using standard tools and scripts.
   - Assist with automating and integrating workflows for metadata creation
   and related processes (such as reformatting and digitization).
   - Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with staff
   across the Library, Museums and Press, across campus, and with external
   partners, as appropriate, to foster improved metadata practices.
   - Perform original and complex copy cataloging for MARC records for
   special collections materials in a variety of languages following RDA,
   AACR2 and DCRM standards.
   - Create and enhance NACO records.
   - Participate in the OCLC Merge Project.
   - Participate in special cataloging projects as needed.
   - Contribute to the development of local procedures.
   - Actively engage in professional development and other scholarly

*Qualifications:* ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or relevant advanced
degree in informatics or information management; experience with one or
more tools to create, extract, transform, analyze, and manage quality of
metadata records; experience with platforms that manage and provide access
to digital content, such as DSpace and Artstor; experience with one or more
metadata content and encoding standards; familiarity with cataloging of
rare books and special collections materials; familiarity with the MARC
format, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, AACR2, and
RDA; ability to perform complex analytical work and problem solve;
flexibility; judgement; attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills;
excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work
productively and cooperatively in a complex environment while maintaining
effective working relationships; written knowledge of at least one language
other than English; commitment to fostering an inclusive educational
environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse
faculty, staff, and student population; commitment to professional growth.

*Preferred:* Cataloging/Metadata experience in an academic library; working
knowledge of best practices related to rare books and special collections
materials, especially printed books and cartographic materials; knowledge
of or experience with: non-MARC formats (such as Dublin Core); OAI-PMH;
MODS, METS, VRA Core, PREMIS; and non-AACR2/RDA metadata standards.

*General Information:* The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
<https://library.udel.edu/> is committed to student success, scholarly
research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to
fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have
demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and
inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the
broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to
achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional
organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for
Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library
and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Greater Western
Library Alliance, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the
National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about
the Library is available at library.udel.edu/.

*Benefits:* 22 vacation days. Generous 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition
remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee.
Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:

*Appointment:* Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay
grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience). This position is
part of the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System

*Equal Opportunity Employer:** The University of Delaware is an Equal
Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group
Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The
University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at *

*Employment offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a
criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you
from employment.*

*Applications close:* Nov 15 2020 Eastern Standard Time


Michael L. Stewart

(Pronouns: they/them/theirs, he/him/his)

*Metadata Librarian*University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

mlstew at udel.edu

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