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Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Summary of Position:

The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will play an integral role in developing, implementing and evolving strategies and services for the discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing aspects of the life cycle of locally created electronic resources, including cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. This position is also responsible for monitoring user needs, assessing system use, investigating new features, evaluating new systems and tools, and recommending and implementing improvements for multiple systems including Alma, Fedora, and BE Press. The incumbent will work collaboratively with staff from both public and technical services to develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services. This person will also represent the University of New Hampshire in statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) metadata efforts and will work directly with a team of metadata experts from New Hampshire Digital Library member libraries to ensure integrity of records contributed to DPLA.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science;
  • Working knowledge of standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS, RDF, XSLT, XML, SPARQL, and MARC;
  • Ability to write scripts and/or other programming skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies and data content standards such as AAT, TGN, CCO, LCSH, and RDA;
  • Experience working with ILS/LSP, discovery layers, link resolvers, proxy servers;
  • Experience in project management, managing multiple priorities, and competing deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience developing and enhancing metadata in a library environment or cultural institution;
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web concepts;
  • Understanding of the opportunities and roles for the library in advancing campus initiatives related to equity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • Familiarity with Fedora Commons Repository software;
  • Demonstrated success in preparation of proposals and grant applications;
  • Experience with instruction or information literacy;
  • A second advanced degree in a relevant subject area is strongly preferred; a second advanced degree is required for tenure.


To Apply:
For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/32797

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