Job Posting: University of Virginia Library seeks a Metadata Librarian

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Metadata Librarian for Cataloging and Metadata Services. We are looking for high energy, innovative professionals with integrity and a strong work ethic. We seek individuals who are not afraid of taking risk and have the proven ability and/or potential to get positive results, manage change, and collaborate with others effectively. We want creative professionals who possess a keen and deep understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain a major academic research library.
We are seeking an individual who can provide metadata expertise and serve as the primary resource on non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards for the Library, as well as the larger university community. The incumbent will establish, document and maintain metadata policies, as appropriate; coordinates the translation of metadata between formats and participates in the integration of metadata from a variety of sources for search and display. This individual will also collaborate in the design and implementation of projects, workflows, and training involving non-MARC metadata, and create, edit, and manipulate metadata for resource description in the digital repository, library catalog, and other resources.

Education: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science or other Masters Degree

Experience: At least one year of practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment. Working knowledge of relevant XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS). Demonstrated leadership or project management experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2010, however position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at Search by posting number# 0606670, complete application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Al Sapienza, Director Library Human Resources at (434) 243-8636.