Metadata Librarian (tenure-track)
The LSU Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of creative and sustainable metadata strategies to support digital initiatives.
Under the direction of the head of Resource Description and Metadata Services the Metadata Librarian will provide leadership for the department’s creation and management of metadata.
The Metadata Librarian will work as part of a collaborative team of librarians, archivists, and developers to make a diverse set of resources accessible and discoverable. He/she will have a thorough understanding of the various standards,
practices, and emerging technologies required for effective management of digital content and will lead the selection and development of metadata standards, ontologies, policies, procedures, and workflows for digital resources. He/she will engage in authority
control processes to provide intellectual control over the application of personal, corporate and place names as component of the metadata process. He/she will work with library staff to establish and maintain local policies and procedures for bibliographic
and metadata services, projects, and other activities that impact the libraries integrated library system and overall access to the collections.
50% Coordinates the development and implementation of metadata to support the discovery and management of the Libraries’ digital content, such as research data, digital scholarship, digitized
content, and born-digital archives; Designs, documents, guides, and manages the processes and schemas of metadata for digital projects and repository collections; Defines strategies and creates guidelines for the authoring, harvesting, enhancement, transformation,
and remediation of digital metadata; Ensures consistency in the selection of metadata schema, thesauri, stylesheets, crosswalks, and data elements.
25% Engages in authority control processes to provide intellectual control over the application of personal
names, corporate names, and place names as components of the metadata process.
15% Works to fulfill tenure and promotion requirements.
10% Provides leadership and training related to digital collection metadata creation and management for staff in Resource Description and Metadata Services and other Libraries’ departments;
Conducts and contributes to departmental outreach when needed, such as presentations, exhibits, and publications.
ALA-accredited master’s degree at time of application;
Knowledge of current metadata standards, such as BIBFRAME, RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, RDF and other emerging data standards; Experience with OCLC; Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities; Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate,
organize and complete projects; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills; Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
Experience with managing collections in Fedora Commons, CONTENTdm or another platform. Familiarity with semantic web and linked data; Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as Open Refine, XSLT, or a scripting language
such as Perl, Ruby, or Python; Experience with an integrated library system, preferably SIRSI/Dynix.; Responsiveness and willingness to work on special projects or assignments; Proven ability to write and implement procedures; analytical; Instruction/training
Digital Projects Librarian
Louisiana State University
Middleton Library, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
rtilla1 <at> lsu.edu |