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Metadata and Digital Strategies Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Job Posting Title: Metadata and Digital Strategies Librarian

Position Type: Faculty

Department: LSUAM Lib - TI - Administration (Scott Ziegler (00051523))

Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge

Pay Grade: Academic


At the rank of Assistant Librarian (tenure-track), the Metadata and Digital Strategies Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Programs and Services. S/he oversees metadata generation and reuse processes for a diverse portfolio of digital projects and provides technical expertise to relevant stakeholders in order to grow and support LSU's digital initiatives. S/he may supervise student workers and graduate assistants as needed. 

Job Responsibilities

Manage the presentation of LSU digital collections by ingesting staff-generated metadata, troubleshooting content and display issues, and creating policies, workflows, and documentation. (30%)

Provide training to Libraries staff and other stakeholders on the use of tools, systems, standards, and processes related to digital projects. Serve as resident expert in metadata standards, procedures and tools to assist in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of software applications, including Islandora, ArchivesSpace, and Aeon. (25%)

Collaborate with statewide partners to facilitate their contribution and administration of their respective Louisiana Digital Library assets. Provide guidance, documentation, training, and a variety of routine support and administrative tasks related to metadata and ingest processes for partners' collections. Maintain regular channels of communication with LDL partners. (20%)

Stay current with developments in digital librarianship, including new tools for the organization and display of digital materials. Make recommendations and contribute to digital services planning and processes. (10%)

Work to meet tenure and promotion requirements. (15%)


Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 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. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing collections in Islandora, CONTENTdm, or another platform; Familiarity with semantic web and linked data; Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as OpenRefine, XSLT, or a scripting language such as PHP, Ruby, or Python; Experience with an integrated Iibrary system.


Application Instructions

To apply, please follow this link to the application portal. 

Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.



LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.


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