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Metadata Librarian

The University of Miami Libraries seek a creative, enthusiastic
professional for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the
Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian
provides leadership and guidance in the planning, development,
creation, and implementation of metadata standards for the Libraries,
and actively participates as a resource and liaison to the University
community in regards to metadata practices.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading
research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and
international vitality. The University is privately supported,
non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a
260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree
granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and
Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education,
Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric
Science (www.miami.edu<http://www.miami.edu/>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries
(www.library.miami.edu<http://www.library.miami.edu/>) ranks among the
top 50 research libraries in North America with a combined collection
of approximately 3 million volumes, 45,000 current serials, and over
29,000 E-journal titles. The University of Miami Libraries include,
the Otto G. Richter Library which lies in the heart of the Gables
campus, the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman
Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks
Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library located
at the Virginia Key campus. The campus also has an independent Medical
and Law library. The Libraries provide support and services for
approx. 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000
full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries has a staff of 37
Librarians and 86 support staff and is a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR,
NERL, OCLC, RLG, and SOLINET.

POSITION:  Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services and
working collaboratively with all library units, the Metadata Librarian
plays a major role in the Libraries' digital projects; is responsible
for the creation of metadata for a variety of digital collections;
serves as the local authority for metadata standards, keeping abreast
of developments in metadata standards and practices; documents and
implements adopted metadata standards, practices, and workflows;
provides training to the Libraries' faculty and staff in metadata
creation; participates in quality control activities for the
Libraries' bibliographic and metadata repositories; works closely with
the Digital Initiatives, Resources, and Services, and other
stakeholders to plan digital collections and projects; networks,
collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national,
or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship,
metadata services, and the development of resource discovery tools and
services; serves as the Libraries' metadata liaison to the University;
serves on/participates in University and Libraries committees, task
forces, and teams as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree from an ALA accredited
program or foreign equivalent, or Ph.D. with required library
experience. Working knowledge and experience with two or more metadata
schema and protocols such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, MODS, METS,
etc.; Knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and controlled
vocabularies; awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and
digital library development; demonstrated ability to work quickly and
accurately in a service and production-oriented environment and adapt
to a fast paced rapidly changing environment; ability to plan and
implement routines and processes that ensure optimum production, and
monitor projects through to completion in a cost-effective manner;
demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
with diverse constituencies; Effective oral, written and interpersonal
communication skills.

Highly desirable: Experience with applying metadata standards to
describe digital collections using CONTENTdm or other digital
management system(s); Familiarity with related XML technology such as
XSLT or XLINK; Familiarity with relational database structure;
Experience with archives and archival practice; One year of experience
in a medium to large research library or similar organization;
Cataloging experience in an academic library; Reading knowledge of
Spanish.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate
with experience and qualifications of the person selected. This is a
non-tenure track twelve-month faculty appointment at the Librarian
Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The position offers a
comprehensive benefits package including: paid pension plan; partially
paid medical and dental insurance plans; life, disability, and
long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid
holidays; and 22 days' annual vacation. Additional employment benefits
available include Credit Union; Employee Assistance Program; public
transportation, Shared Appreciation Mortgage Program (SAM), bookstore
and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a
state-of-the-art wellness center, moving allowance, and no state or
local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:
http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Applications and nominations will be
accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be
submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. The candidate
will be notified prior to contacting references. Send nominations and
applications to:

Yolanda Cooper
Deputy University Librarian
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
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The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and
encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural
backgrounds.