[Web4lib] Job Announcement: Metadata and Catalog Librarian

Hunter, Ben bhunter at uidaho.edu
Thu Jul 28 18:37:42 EDT 2011

The University of Idaho Library: Metadata and Catalog Librarian


Invitation to Apply: The University of Idaho Library invites
applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the
position of Metadata and Catalog Librarian. The person in this position
will work closely with the Head of Cataloging and Collections, the
Digital Initiatives librarian, two Catalog librarians, the staff of the
Cataloging and Collections Department, the Northwest Knowledge Network
(the university's emerging data management system), and INSIDE Idaho,
the official geospatial data clearinghouse for the State of Idaho. An
ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, an ability to
produce accurate and detailed work, a strong commitment to service, and
flexibility to adapt to an evolving environment. The University of Idaho
Library currently has established digital collections and is an Enhance
library for books format and a member of NACO. As a member of the
Washington and Idaho Network (WIN) consortium, the library shares an
online system with three other northern Idaho academic libraries.


Responsibilities: Provide metadata support for digitization initiatives
in the Library; may use FGDC, ISO standards for geospatial data, DACS,
Dublin Core, Darwin Core, and/or other metadata schemes to organize and
provide access to library collections, including digital resources.
Create original records and work with complex copy cataloging in a
variety of formats (including electronic), in a variety of languages and
subject areas following national cataloging standards such as AACR2
and/or RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, OCLC's Bibliographic Formats and Standards,
and other format-specific cataloging guidelines as appropriate. Consult
with faculty and staff on the creation and maintenance of metadata.
Share in the maintenance of the quality of the Library's database in a
Voyager system by contributing new bibliographic records to OCLC's
WorldCat database; improve the quality of that database by correcting or
reporting errors; maintain and enhance the quality of the local Voyager
integrated library system; may contribute name authority records to the
Library of Congress name authority file through the Idaho NACO funnel. 


Participate in problem-solving and policy-making activities and
committee work; serve as a resource person to library employees for
questions concerning cataloging, database maintenance, and workflow;
work with the Head of Cataloging and Collections to develop and
implement unit procedures and goals; share with library colleagues
relevant information gained from professional activities, and use that
knowledge to improve departmental operations. 


As a member of the University of Idaho faculty, the successful candidate
is expected to participate in planning and governance, to be able to
work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be
active professionally in research, outreach and professional service.


Starting Date:  January 9, 2012


Salary and Benefits:  Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor
rank; salary at this rank is $41,000 plus full fringe benefits. For
complete information regarding benefits, please refer to this website:


Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program;
coursework, training, or experience with Dublin Core or non-MARC
metadata schema; coursework, training, or experience with cataloging
using AACR2 and/or RDA, MARC, LCSH; coursework, training, or experience
with a library classification system such as LCC or DDC; familiarity
with XML and XSLT; ability to work effectively, independently, and
collaboratively in a collegial environment; ability to meet requirements
for promotion and tenure; and excellent oral, interpersonal, and written
communication skills.

Desired: Non-MARC metadata coursework beyond the basic or introductory
level; AACR2 and/or RDA cataloging coursework beyond the basic or
introductory level; experience using the Library of Congress
classification system; familiarity with GIS; familiarity with FGDC
and/or ISO standards for geospatial data; experience with cataloging
and/or metadata on a professional or paraprofessional level (preferably
in an academic library); experience with working on a professional or
paraprofessional level in an academic library; familiarity with using
Cataloger's Desktop and Classification Web; previous experience with a
data management system or institutional repository; experience with
OCLC, particularly OCLC CONTENTdm; experience with the Ex Libris Voyager
system or another integrated library system; bibliographic knowledge of
one or more languages other than English sufficient for cataloging of
materials in those languages; research interests that could lead to
scholarly publication.

Ideal candidate will: be intellectually curious with a desire for
continuous learning, enthusiastically contribute to the University's
research, teaching and outreach programs, explore emerging technologies
with regard to potential library applications, and be committed to the
ideals of faculty service.

To Apply: To be considered, applicants must complete the online
application available at the University of Idaho's Human Resources site:

Candidates will be asked to submit: letter of application, curriculum
vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three
Contact:           Direct questions for additional information to:

Ben Hunter, Chair, Selection Committee 
University of Idaho Library
PO Box 442350
Moscow, ID  83844-2350 

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2011

To enrich education through diversity the University of Idaho is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


About the University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state's land-grant
institution and its principal graduate education and research
university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and
the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in
research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is
classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research
activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation
college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more
than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life
Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education;
Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources;
and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission
for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines
the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning
communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become
leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic
Conference. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu
<http://www.uidaho.edu> .


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