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Position: Metadata Librarian
Position Starts:7/14/2017 Listing Closes: 10/12/2017 Listing Submitted: 7/14/2017
Position Description: The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Library is hiring! We will be filling several important positions come Fall 2017. Join us in building a library for the 21st Century. The Rio Grande Valley has a rich cultural heritage, low cost of living, and blossoms with new opportunities. If you 're a librarian with a passion for education, creative ideas, and a willingness to relocate, UTRGV is the place for you!


Responsible for specifying and coordinating the application of appropriate descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content managed by the UTRGV Library. This position plays a leading role in the library’s efforts to develop and coordinate best practices, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library as well as metadata contributed to external aggregators.


- Identifies and oversees the creation and maintenance of descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata for the UTRGV Library, its digital collections, and its institutional repository.
- Creates, enhances, and performs quality control on non-MARC metadata for digital collections while adhering to local policies and international metadata standards and best practices.
- Responsible for training and oversight over the work of individuals involved with cataloging/data input for digital collections.
- Works with library and university departments to streamline ingestion of collections and automate metadata workflows.
- Audits existing digital collections and participates in migration of legacy digital collections to new platforms, ensuring compliance with established metadata standards.
- Serve as a liaison to internal and external research partners on collaborative metadata projects.
- Maintains knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries, including emerging metadata standards, cataloging standards, and digital preservation formats.
- Works cooperatively with other library departments and supervisors on all UTRGV campuses.
- Serves on library committees and standing university committees as required.
- Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities (e.g. conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.) as needed to maintain required skills.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Institution: University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Type of Library: Academic
City: Edinburg, Texas
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Comment: Commensurate with experience
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Required Education: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school.
Required Experience: REQUIRED

- Three (3) years of experience in library practices and procedures with an aptitude for complex, analytical work.
- Working knowledge of cataloging/ metadata creation and an understanding of the principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies to local collections.
- Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri and descriptive content standards such as AACR2 or RDA, DACS, LCSH, AAT, TGM, and/or LCGFT.
- Experience working with collection management systems (e.g. CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, DSpace, etc.) Experience with one or more of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, METS/MODS, EAD, XML, or others.


- Experience working in an academic library.
- Knowledge of tools for metadata manipulation.
- Experience migrating and remediating legacy metadata, cataloging special collections materials and/or cataloging non-book formats using standards such as AACR2 or RDA, MARC 21, LCSH, and LCC.
- Experience in creating documentation, such as metadata profiles, local cataloging policies and guidelines, etc.

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