Metadata Librarian

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: University Library - 550501

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0002446

Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve in the position of Metadata Librarian. The Metadata Librarian will work closely with developers and other stakeholders to design and implement metadata, crosswalks, standards/policies, workflows, and tools to support access to collections of digitized and born-digital materials in multiple digital collection management systems, and to support long-term preservation of those materials deposited into the Carolina Digital Repository. The Metadata Librarian reports to the head of the Library Data Strategy & Services section of the E Resources & Serials Management department, and works closely with the Repository Librarian and staff throughout the Resource Description & Management and Library & Information Technology departments.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree

Qualification and Experience: Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree Experience using various metadata schemas, vocabularies, and content standards (such as DC, MODS, EAD, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, PREMIS, METS, etc.) and various encoding/transmission formats (such as RDF, XML, MARC, JSON, etc.) Demonstrated experience with any of the following tools (or others like them) to create, extract, transform, analyze, and/or quality control metadata: XSLT, spreadsheets, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, scripting languages, regular expressions, SQL, etc. Ability to work independently and in teams on multiple projects Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail Preferred: Experience developing, maintaining, and documenting local metadata vocabularies, schemas (XML or other), application profiles, crosswalks, mappings, transformations (XSLT or other), and workflows Familiarity with linked data and RDF technologies, especially as applied in libraries Familiarity with data modeling concepts for digital objects and their relationships to each other Familiarity with traditional library bibliographic metadata (i.e. cataloging) tools, standards, and initiatives Understanding of issues in managing, describing, and providing access to electronic resources Experience designing workflows and/or managing projects Experience with systems/tools used for digital repositories and collections, such as: Fedora, DSpace, Sufia, CONTENTdm, Islandora, etc. Experience in an academic or research library setting

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Freda McClain, HR Specialist

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: freda_mcclain@unc.edu