Position Description -- Metadata Services Coordinator
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- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 15:39:37 -0700
- From: "Craig A. Summerhill" <summerhi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Position Description -- Metadata Services Coordinator
Metadata Services Coordinator
The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a
tenure-track library faculty position.
* Provide leadership for the development of a user-centered
metadata infrastructure and local standards; articulate
the relationship of new schemes to the online catalog
and other library databases and applications; ensure
the interoperability of metadata and online support for
digital projects, specialized collections, finding aids,
licensed resources and selected websites.
* Implement appropriate metadata schemes for various
projects and create crosswalks between those schemes.
* Evaluate evolving standards and technologies and develop
internal policies and procedures to optimize quality and
timeliness of access to data.
* Develop user-centered approaches to information management
and organization of knowledge assets.
* Collaborate with Applications Development Librarian, Web
Development Librarian, and Heads of Digital Projects and
DataWorks to coordinate the implementation of seamless,
integrated access to information resources.
* Supervise professional catalogers.
* Engage in research and service activities to meet
requirements for promotion and tenure.
Required: ALA accredited MLS. Experience with a range of
protocols supporting the development of digital libraries.
Understanding of metadata harvesting, crosswalks, Dublin
Core, XML, and open URL. Cataloging experience and
understanding of MARC. Strong analytical skills. Excellent
communication skills and the ability to thrive in a team
environment. A strong commitment to the user and unabashed
enthusiasm for connecting the dots to create integrated
access to information. Demonstrated initiative and
leadership abilities. Skepticism regarding cataloging
traditions and established assumptions, and a desire to
shape evolving standards. Interest and potential to meet
requirements for UNR tenure and promotion.
Preferred: Experience with database development. Experience
in an academic library. Indexing experience. Supervisory
Salary competitive DOE. TIAA/CREF and other retirement
options; 24 vacation days per year; generous sick leave.
No state income tax or FICA. Tuition benefits for self
Campus and Environment:
The University Libraries report to the Vice President for
Information Technology, who also serves as Dean of the
University Libraries. The Libraries are a critical and
valued component in an organizationally unified campus
information infrastructure, which includes Campus
Computing (academic computing), Campus Information
Systems (administrative computing), Network
Communications, Teaching and Learning Technologies, the
Campus Webmaster, a National Public Radio affiliate, and
the Office of Process and Performance Planning. Librarians
are expected to work with colleagues across these
increasingly artificial departmental boundaries.
Librarians hold the senior management positions in Network
Communications and Teaching and Learning Technologies.
The University of Nevada, Reno is the land grant university
and major research institution in the state with a student
body of approximately 14,000. The University's main campus
is in Reno, a metropolitan area of 334,000, on the eastern
slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, minutes from
California and 35 miles from Lake Tahoe. Reno is a
community noted for its arts and festivals as well as
outdoor recreational opportunities.
Send letter of application, resume, and names and addresses
of three references to: Metadata Services Search Committee;
Library/IT Administration, Mail Stop 322; University of
Nevada, Reno; 1664 N. Virginia St.; Reno, NV 89557-0044.
Review of applications will begin November 3, 2003.
The University of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin,
veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual
orientation, in any program or activity it operates.
University of Nevada employs only United States citizens
and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
Posted 13 October 2003 by:
Craig A. Summerhill
Applications Development Librarian
University of Nevada, Reno
Getchell Library 174A / Mail Stop 322
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0042
(775) 784-6500 x227