Continuing Resources Metadata Professional

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 02, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F000968 Academic Title: Continuing Resources Metadata Professional Rank: Administrative Title: Continuing Resources Metadata Professional Discipline Libraries Specialty: Contract Type: Librarian Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 01/09/2017 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines. The GW Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium. The Libraries support and collaborate with faculty in research and teaching, and are committed to development, training, and professional service.

Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within the George Washington University Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library collections including serial and monographic content in all formats. The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in and collaborated on the next generation metadata development through BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide. The Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library's collections. The Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs original and complex metadata creation, editing, for continuing resources in all formats—print and non-print— that the Library collects in multiple languages and time periods according to national and local standards.

Works closely with, and supervises paraprofessionals in an innovative, fast paced, forward-thinking, and production driven environment by taking full advantage of available metadata, helper applications, and emerging technology to augment, enhance and reuse the resource description and subject analyses for access to Library collections.

Assumes a leadership role in designing, implementing and conducting training, resource description, and data analysis for all Library projects where metadata is the essential component.

Articulates the business value of metadata and data quality; assigns priority to work that results in progress toward strategic goals.

Participates in Library planning, serves on Library, University-wide and Washington Research Library Consortium committees.

The George Washington University librarians are expected to be active in the profession, including contributing to developments in the field, as well as perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master's degree in a related information field

Minimum 1 year of cataloging experience. Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including but not limited to: RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCSH, LC Class.

Demonstrated professional knowledge in non-MARC metadata such Dublin Core, MODS, RDA/RDF, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation and reconciliation

Demonstrated knowledge of and proven ability to apply/use current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging for continuing resources following CONSER standards

Demonstrated experience in creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD, Dublin Core, or others.

Experience working with OCLC and an Integrating Library System

Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, collaboratively,

Demonstrated experience with organizational, project and time management skills

Demonstrate strong service-orientation, forward-thinking, flexible

Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

Advertised Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Other Benefits:

http://www.gwu.edu/employee-benefits
Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave plus 12 days per year paid sick leave; medical; retirement contributions; tuition assistance.

Other Information:

Preferred Qualifications

Proven experience in using open source tools and/or free software such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.

Working knowledge of at least one Western European language

Working knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern and North African language

Familiarity with Semantic Web Linked data (e.g. BIBFRAME, RDF vocabulary, OWL, etc.)

Familiarity with XML & Linked data processing language (e.g. XSLT& SPARQL)

Knowledge of or willingness to learn a high level programming language, e.g. Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: http://library.gwu.edu Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/36414
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master's degree in a related information field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum 1 year of cataloging experience. Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including but not limited to: RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCSH, LC Class?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated professional knowledge in non-metadata such Dublin Core, MODS, RDA/RDF, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation and reconciliation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of and proven ability to apply/use current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging for continuing resources following CONSER standards?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * Do you have demonstrated experience in creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD, Dublin Core, or others?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience in working with OCLC and an Integrating Library System?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated experience with organizational, project and time management skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Can you demonstrate you have a strong service-orientation, are forward-thinking and flexible?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills ?
    • Yes
    • No




Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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