Saturday, October 22, 2011

Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

The University of California, Irvine Libraries is seeking a librarian to provide metadata expertise and serve as the primary resource on MARC and non-MARC metadata. The Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian will be an integral part of both the Cataloging Department and the Libraries’ Digital Services Team, guiding the selection and use of metadata schemas for our evolving digital collections. The position will function within a cross-divisional team environment designed to facilitate effective access and maintenance of electronic and digital resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of the Cataloging Department, the Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian will lead and advise the Libraries' efforts in planning, implementation, use, and assessment of metadata content for digital resources. The incumbent will establish, document, and maintain metadata policies and be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and integrating metadata from multiple sources.  This individual will also be responsible for projects, workflows, and training involving MARC and non-MARC metadata for use in the digital repository, library catalog, and other discovery systems.

Additional responsibilities include serving as liaison to Public Services and Collections Divisions regarding metadata and digital resources issues; serving on the Cataloging Policy Committee; participating in UC system-wide initiatives related to the management of digital  resources; coordinating projects to provide access to system-wide shared resources; and maintaining awareness of and engagement with trends and developments in library metadata and digital standards with an emphasis on emerging media formats such as streaming media, eBooks, and electronic theses and dissertations. 

·         Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·         Minimum of two years practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
·         Significant experience with XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS).
·         Professional or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic or research library.
·         Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards including AACR2rev, LCRI, LCSH,  MARC formats, and the Library of Congress subject headings and classification system.
·         Demonstrated leadership or project management experience.
·         Familiarity with DSpace or other digital repositories.
·         Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata and digital library development.
·         Experience using OCLC Connexion and WorldCat database.
·         Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
·         Demonstrated problem-solving skills and flexibility.
·         Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
·         Experience with an integrated library system.
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently in a culturally diverse team-based environment.
·         Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

·         Significant experience in the transformation of XML documents using XSLT.
·         Experience using MarcEdit.
·         Experience using Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium System.
·         Experience with loading records and batch processing of records.
·         Familiarity with archival description and best practices.

The Cataloging Department

The Cataloging Department is responsible for cataloging approximately 40,000 items annually including monographs, serials, AV, music, computer files, electronic resources, and government publications for all subjects and languages.  Including the Department Head, the staff consists of 5 librarians, 16 library assistants, and a varying number of student assistants.  The Department consists of three sections:  Monograph Cataloging, Serials Cataloging and Government Information, and Catalog Maintenance, Physical Processing & Repair.  The Department uses OCLC for cataloging and Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium as the Libraries' ILS.

The Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3,600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers.
 The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 136 Librarian and Professional FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 102,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 2,800 regular-rank faculty and other teaching faculty.  Nearly 69% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment.  Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Preferred appointment level is $47,544 - $58,188 (Assistant Librarian I – Associate Librarian IV). Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave.  The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans.  Benefits, which may also include an attractive mortgage program, are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by November 28, 2011 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Electronic applications are preferred.  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete resumes, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference’s professional relationship to the applicant, to:

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
Confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity

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