The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve in the position of Metadata Librarian. The Metadata Librarian will work closely with developers and other stakeholders to design and implement metadata, crosswalks, standards/policies, workflows, and tools to support access to collections of digitized and born-digital materials in multiple digital collection management systems, and to support long-term preservation of those materials deposited into the Carolina Digital Repository. The Metadata Librarian reports to the head of the Library Data Strategy & Services section of the E Resources & Serials Management department, and works closely with the Repository Librarian and staff throughout the Resource Description & Management and Library & Information Technology departments.
Education and Experience:
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree Experience using various metadata schemas, vocabularies, and content standards (such as DC, MODS, EAD, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, PREMIS, METS, etc.) and various encoding/transmission formats (such as RDF, XML, MARC, JSON, etc.) Demonstrated experience with any of the following tools (or others like them) to create, extract, transform, analyze, and/or quality control metadata: XSLT, spreadsheets, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, scripting languages, regular expressions, SQL, etc. Ability to work independently and in teams on multiple projects Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
Preferred: Experience developing, maintaining, and documenting local metadata vocabularies, schemas (XML or other), application profiles, crosswalks, mappings, transformations (XSLT or other), and workflows Familiarity with linked data and RDF technologies, especially as applied in libraries Familiarity with data modeling concepts for digital objects and their relationships to each other Familiarity with traditional library bibliographic metadata (i.e. cataloging) tools, standards, and initiatives Understanding of issues in managing, describing, and providing access to electronic resources Experience designing workflows and/or managing projects Experience with systems/tools used for digital repositories and collections, such as: Fedora, DSpace, Sufia, CONTENTdm, Islandora, etc. Experience in an academic or research library setting
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher educa...tion for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.