Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian
Emporia State University Libraries and Archives
The Emporia State University Libraries and Archives at http://library.emporia.edu invites energetic, innovative, and creative individuals to apply for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. The Librarian reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Services and to the Dean, University Libraries and Archives. The salary range is $48,000 to $50,000 plus comprehensive benefits.
The primary responsibility of the Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian is to oversee the creation, maintenance, and future direction of metadata in the Libraries and Archives automation systems. In addition, this position provides leadership in the development and exploration of digital initiatives, including an institutional repository and copyright/intellectual property. Original cataloging and supervision of copy cataloging is also a part of the position.
Additional responsibilities include teaching one or more sections of UL100- Research Skills, Information and Technology; a credit-bearing course that is part of the ESU General Education Program. The position also participates in a broad range of reference and instructional duties as assigned in multiple formats, and serves as a liaison for one or more departments for collection development and discipline-specific information literacy instruction.
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent
- Two to three years’ experience in an academic library as a professional or paraprofessional (full-time or part-time)
- Two to three years’ practical experience with automated library cataloging, metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF
- Experience with, or knowledge of institutional repositories, open access, open educational resources, and scholarly communication issues
- Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and listening skills
- Ability to meet tenure expectations of teaching/performance of primary duties, research, and service as outlined in the ESU University Policy Manual and the University Libraries and Archives Faculty Recognition Document
- Experience with WorldCat Worldshare Management System (WMS) or Innovative Interfaces, Inc. library automation system modules
- Experience with the organization and implementation of an institutional repository, including marketing, outreach, and committee development
- Experience with copyright management via the Copyright Clearance Center, electronic reserves, or related areas
- Able to tolerate ambiguity and adapt to changing activities and priorities with high levels of professionalism, tact, diplomacy and productivity
Review of applications will begin July 24, 2017. Please send a letter of interest, C.V., and the names and contact information of three references to:
Yolanda Robinson, Senior Administrative Assistant, Campus Box 4051, Emporia State University Libraries and Archives, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia KS 66801; firstname.lastname@example.org
Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot lawfully be considered by law. A background check is required.