Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Library Faculty Position

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials across the libraries. Serving a student body of more than 12,000 degree students, the Libraries play a vital role in the University’s commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to the mission and strategic goals of the University Libraries, and is flexible, forward-thinking, and reliable in an atmosphere of rapid change. The Cataloging/Metadata Librarian will participate in cataloging/metadata operations for all collections: general, medical/health sciences, media, digital (vendor-supplied and homegrown), and special collections. Reporting to the Director of the Resource Description and Analysis Department (RDAD), he or she will motivate and provide guidance to paraprofessional catalogers and will collaborate with colleagues in other library departments to bring knowledge of national and local standards to special projects. With a general knowledge of such topics as metadata interoperability and the emerging RDA standards, the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian will contribute to decisions that move the Department and the Libraries into the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources - ensuring compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, NACO, LCSH, MeSH, OCLC, NLM and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards; coordinates cataloging/metadata projects, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and procedural workflows for general, medical/health sciences, media, digital, and special collections; assists with quality assurance workflows for batch-loaded records from vendors and third-party sources, including cross-walking MARC and non-MARC metadata between systems; facilitates participatory decision-making among colleagues in the unit, and in collaborative library projects; trains and supervises 2.5 FTE paraprofessional staff; serves on various library, university and professional committees, and participates in the faculty governance of the University; engages in scholarship and creative activities; performs other tasks and duties as assigned, relative to abilities and experience.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent; minimum 2 years’ post-MLS professional cataloging/metadata experience; broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC, AACR2, NACO, LCSH, MeSH, LC and NLM classification, and emerging RDA standards; knowledge of standards-based non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, TEI, EAD; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; scholarly and creative accomplishments and service commitment commensurate with appointment to the rank of library assistant professor; commitment to diversity and inclusion, to be demonstrated in writing in the cover letter or separate statement. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System; familiarity with digital asset management systems and with preservation metadata; familiarity with cross-walking, normalizing, and transforming xml metadata; Supervisory experience; knowledge of emerging library technologies; professional experience in an academic library; knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

LIBRARY/UNIVERSITY INFORMATION: The UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe, Dana Medical, the Library Research Annex and an off-site storage facility, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication in service. The library faculty is represented by United Academics. The University of Vermont is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with more than 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information about UVM and the Burlington area, please visit www.uvm.edu.

SALARY & APPLICATION INFORMATION: We actively seek applicants from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Faculty member will be hired at a minimum of the Library Assistant Professor level. Salary minimum: $50,175. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. Position open until filled; screening will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2011. Apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com/ with letter of application and résumé. Job Requisition Number 034168. In your cover letter, or in a separate document attached to your application, please address your commitment to, or any experience with diversity/inclusion. The University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.