Job posted to this site on September 10th at 3:58pm
Hamilton College: Hamilton College Non-Faculty
Location: Clinton, NY
Open Date: Sep 8, 2021
We seek a detail-oriented, conscientious, and intellectually curious individual to join the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) unit in the role of Metadata Librarian. The incumbent will support campus and community research, teaching, and learning by working alongside librarian and IT colleagues on projects that make our digital collections discoverable. The Metadata Librarian creates metadata to provide access to the Library’s unique digital collections, primarily sourced from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives (SCA), applying national standards to the description of digitized material. Under the general guidance of the Associate Director, Digital Initiatives and Technology, the Metadata Librarian creates and maintains documentation and best practices for metadata creation for library digital collections.
LITS, and Hamilton College, have a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees, supporting and encouraging our staff to seek opportunities to expand and strengthen their skills. We are open to remote and flexible work arrangements for this position.
- Utilizes existing and emerging metadata standards and schemas such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, MODS, IIIF, XML, and JSON-LD to describe and make accessible the Library’s unique digital collections, working with controlled vocabulary thesauri such as LCSH, LCNAF, and VIAF and local controlled vocabularies. (80%)
- Partnering with the Associate Director, Digital Initiatives and Technology, maintains documentation and best practices for metadata creation for library digital collections, creates spreadsheets for library metadata projects, and checks for completeness while providing quality control for metadata to be ingested into the Library’s digital collections. (15%)
- Contributes to the LITS and Hamilton College communities (5%):
- Maintains current knowledge of tools and best practices necessary to perform above responsibilities.
- Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
- A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent knowledge gained through education and work experience is required
- Previous experience in library metadata and cataloging services preferred.
- Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity.
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
This is a remote Job Offer