The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Metadata Specialist to support HSLS metadata creation and HSLS Digital Library access troubleshooting and resolution. As a part of the HSLS receiving process, the position verifies and modifies descriptive and access data for resources added to the HSLS' online information systems. The incumbent will maintain consistency and accuracy of descriptive access and holdings data in the HSLS' online information systems. He/she will assist in projects within the Department to enhance the discovery of, and access to, materials in the Libraries' collections. The incumbent may work with patrons, content providers, and other 3rd parties to troubleshoot and resolve HSLS Digital Library access issues.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Strong searching and editing skills using an online library bibliographic database, in particular with OCLC and Voyager; Good working knowledge of MARC21 & AACR; competency with Internet applications; strong analytical and problem solving skills; familiarity with one or more non-English languages; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; attention to detail.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.