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Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

University of Chicago (UC)

October 20, 2018
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Chicago, Illinois

Academic/Faculty, Library/Information Sciences


Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian General Summary: As part of the University of Chicago Library, the D'Angelo Law Library supports the educational and research needs of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Chicago community. We are pursuing a service-oriented and forward-thinking professional as the Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian who possesses the expertise and practice for the position along with the skill, interest and vision to embrace new technologies and directions in D'Angelo Collection Services. Job responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Services, participates in different aspects of the department to support all facets of description and discovery of the library's collections. Responsible for the creation of metadata in the library catalog, the library website, and through other discovery platforms. Responsible for creating access to the library's digital resources by ensuring accurate URLs and enhanced discovercapability of purchased and subscribed resources. Provides skills and performs batch loading of vendor supplied records. Manages projects that support the work of the Collection Services Department and the D'Angelo Law Library. Develops, maintains and enhances use of the library's collections through digital projects including web exhibits. Adds content and metadata to the Law School institutional repository, Chicago Unbound. Creates reports from the library management system and provides information to support collection assessment. Performs original cataloging and classification, including NACO authority work, in conformity with national standards and library-wide policies for materials in a variety of languages and formats including print and electronic, continuing and integrating resources, and monographs including rare books. Works as part of a collaborative team on metadata creation and projects across the Library system. Participates in the development and evaluation of Metadata Services section and D'Angelo policies and procedures. Serves as a resource for other library staff. Performs other tasks as assigned. Participates on library-wide committees including groups working on new metadata standards and initiatives. Required Appropriate qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; Prior work practice in an academic, research, or law library; practice with metadata creation, including MARC formats; practice with access and discovercapability of continuing and integrating resources in both print and digital formats; practice creating discovery using Library platforms and tools, such as web page creation and editing and LibGuides; Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; capability to work in a collaborative team environment. Preferred Appropriate qualifications: practice with cataloging in OCLC including authority work; practice with MarcEdit or other record manipulation software; practice extracting content from structured data for analysis and report generation; practice working with digital image software prosperous project management practice; Familiarity with data modeling and database design/refactoring; expertise of at least one foreign western European language; Problem solving and leadership abilities skills.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a discapability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email E-Mail: with their request.

Internal Number: 653_55856

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