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Job Posting: Washington University July 5, 2007

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Metadata Librarian

The Washington University Libraries in St. Louis are seeking an innovative, energetic individual to be responsible for ongoing multiple aspects of metadata as a Digital Library Services team member for the growing digital library. The person chosen will lead the effort, with the Digital Library Team Subcommittee on Metadata, to develop and promote metadata and related standards for the Washington University digital library and archival DAMS. Will develop and adapt other localized schemes (i.e., system-specific schemes) as needed; contribute to digital object modeling and workflows as they relate to metadata creation for digital projects, for internal (library) and external (faculty and other) digital projects; provide excellent customer service to all clients; document developed standards and workflows; monitor trends on metadata issues and inform colleagues about key developments; monitor issues of digital asset metadata migration, interoperability and curation, and make recommendations for emerging best practices in these areas. Will serve on library committees as needed and reports to the Director of the Digital Library.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required -MLS (MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited library school, or other advanced degree and/or equivalent experience. Knowledge of principles and practices in organizing information, including key metadata format and content standards. Knowledge of and/or experience with two of the following metadata standards: OAI, EAD, MODS, METS, VRACore, RDF, and/or relevant thesauri or ontologies. Experience with HTML and related web technologies. Advanced computer literacy including experience with the Microsoft Office suite. Strong customer service experience / orientation and commitment to a culture of assessment. Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with staff and users at all levels, in both verbal and written communications. Excellent analytic and problem solving skills, including an aptitude for complex, analytical, and detailed work. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects and to participate successfully in multiple,
simultaneous projects. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a rapidly changing environment with diverse library staff members, as well as faculty members and other external customers. Preferred – Knowledge of a wide variety of metadata standards and emerging digital library standards and best practices. Experience working with one or more digital library asset management systems, such as LUNA, DLXS, CONTENTdm, DSpace, Fedora, etc. Experience with CSS, XML and XSLT and XML-native databases. Experience with standard HTML and XSL tools such as Dreamweaver, oXygen, EMACS etc. Knowledge of UNIX / Linux operating systems and tools. One year experience in library, museum, or academic setting. Experience with workflow analysis and project management.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. Washington University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school and departmental libraries and holds over 3.7 million volumes. The University is a member of MOBIUS, a consortium of academic institutions in the state which provides online direct patron borrowing through an INN-Reach union catalog.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Visit http://www.wustlcareers.com to apply. For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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