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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

University of South Florida Libraries Job Location: Florida Apply By: 09/27/2022 Date Created: 08-10-2022

Organizational Unit Summary:  The Collections and Discovery Department acquires, organizes, and manages library collections in all formats for the USF Libraries. The Department’s librarians, professionals, and staff work collaboratively to ensure efficient access to quality information sources meeting the research and learning needs of the institution’s faculty and students. Functional units include acquisitions and collections management, metadata/cataloging, and resource sharing.  Position Summary: The University of South Florida Libraries Tampa Campus is seeking an energetic, well organized and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian for the Metadata and Cataloging Unit of the Collections & Discovery Department. This position, reporting to the Associate Director of Collections & Discovery, coordinates metadata for all digital initiative projects for the USF Libraries. The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will work collaboratively with the Special Collections and Collections & Discovery departments. In addition, they will consult with external library partners to provide quality metadata services to the global user community. This is a 12-month, non-tenure-track library faculty position, which actively engages in scholarly and/or creative endeavors including research, publication and service. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate with the Curator, Digital Collections to plan, direct, and set strategic priorities and goals for digital collections metadata ingest and management;
  • Oversee metadata management for USF Libraries digital initiatives including digital commons collections, Karst Information Portal, and Florida Environment & Natural History Portal.
  • Manage descriptive, administrative and technical metadata schemas for collections in accordance with local and national metadata and digital curation standards and practices;
  • Supervise maintenance and standardization of metadata digital collections;
  • Document digital collection metadata creation and management workflow;
  • Collaborate across library departments and with external partners to provide metadata consultation services.
  • Supervise staff and student workers;
Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program. Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate demonstrates initiative in fostering new ideas and implementing change; displays excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and has the ability to set priorities and work both individually and collaboratively within a diverse, fast paced and changing environment.  At least 2 years of experience in a library setting;
  • Familiar with MARC and non-MARC metadata schema such as Dublin Core, Qualified Dublin Core, VRA Core, Darwin Core, ISO Standards, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer and coordinate projects and personnel in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices in metadata for digital collections;
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems, such as Bepress’ Digital Commons;
  • Experience providing metadata to diverse digital objects including documents, photographs, oral histories, 3D models, born digital assets, etc.;
  • Experience researching library and archival materials;
  • Familiarity with ethical, reparative, or conscious metadata practices;
  • Supervisory/management experience.
Compensation and academic rank commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted through the Careers@USF website, Job ID 31777 , and include a cover letter and CV. Please go to www.lib.usf.edu/employment for more information. We are open to all levels of excellence. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.  

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