Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks an energetic, innovative and self-motivated Librarian for the position of Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian. The individual in this new position will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of data management strategies that will support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Libraries' and University's physical and digital assets and resources

Primary Responsibilities:

Advise all metadata creation activities throughout the libraries and selects, designs, adapts and maintains appropriate metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies and data dictionaries to facilitate access to resources in the libraries' catalog, digital collections and institutional repository; Track developments in metadata schemas and lead the ongoing development and implementation of metadata standards and best practices within the libraries and across the university; Assist in setting policies, priorities and practices for the production, management and preservation of digital content; Supports archival, e-records management and scholarly communication programs; Provide consultative support and expertise to GVSU faculty and academic units on research projects to address their data management needs, including the development of data management plans; Assess user needs and keep abreast of evolving metadata standards in order to develop appropriate descriptive, structural and administrative metadata schema for complex heterogeneous collections.

A complete position description, as well as required and preferred qualifications and application information can be found at www.gvsujobs.org. The review of applications will begin on January 16, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

Salary, Rank and Benefits:
Salary ranges are commensurate with experience. Depending on qualifications, appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank (12-month, tenure-track). GVSU employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

Grand Valley State University is a public comprehensive university located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts nearly 25,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, including the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons (http://gvsu.edu/library) scheduled to open in Fall 2013. This structure will connect students, resources, and technology and change the face of education at GVSU. This new facility is designed with green building concepts and we are pursuing the highest possible LEED certification. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, and offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a moderate cost of living, and a high quality of life. For information related to the GVSU work/life experience, visit www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness

Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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