Edinburg, TX; Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Rio Grande

Scope of Job
Responsible for specifying and coordinating the application of appropriate descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content managed by the UTRGV Library. This position plays a leading role in the library’s efforts to develop and coordinate best practices, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library as well as metadata contributed to external aggregators.

Description of Duties
• Identifies and oversees the creation and maintenance of descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata for the UTRGV Library, its digital collections, and its institutional repository.
• Creates, enhances, and performs quality control on non-MARC metadata for digital collections while adhering to local policies and international metadata standards and best practices.
• Responsible for training and oversight over the work of individuals involved with cataloging/data input for digital collections.
• Works with library and university departments to streamline ingestion of collections and automate metadata workflows.
• Audits existing digital collections and participates in migration of legacy digital collections to new platforms, ensuring compliance with established metadata standards.
• Serve as a liaison to internal and external research partners on collaborative metadata projects.
• Maintains knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries, including emerging metadata standards, cataloging standards, and digital preservation formats.
• Works cooperatively with other library departments and supervisors on all UTRGV campuses.
• Serves on library committees and standing university committees as required.
• Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities (e.g. conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.) as needed to maintain required skills.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given
May supervise assigned staff.

Required Education
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school.

Preferred Education


Required Experience
• Three (3) years of experience in library practices and procedures with an aptitude for complex, analytical work.
• Working knowledge of cataloging/ metadata creation and an understanding of the principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies to local collections.
• Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri and descriptive content standards such as AACR2 or RDA, DACS, LCSH, AAT, TGM, and/or LCGFT.
• Experience working with collection management systems (e.g. CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, DSpace, etc.) Experience with one or more of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, METS/MODS, EAD, XML, or others.

Preferred Experience
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Knowledge of tools for metadata manipulation.
• Experience migrating and remediating legacy metadata, cataloging special collections materials and/or cataloging non-book formats using standards such as AACR2 or RDA, MARC 21, LCSH, and LCC.
• Experience in creating documentation, such as metadata profiles, local cataloging policies and guidelines, etc.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of standard office equipment. Knowledge of multimedia including audio, graphics, and video and related working tools and software.

Working Conditions
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Ability to be comfortable being in front of audience in event setting. Ability to identify target audience and create plans to attract the target to planned events. Must be creative in implementation and design for fan participation contests during events. Ability to work with others in leadership role to create, plan, implement, and update the various aspects of the library web presence. Excellent collaboration skills and working well with others. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Physical Capabilities

Employment Category Full-Time
Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date 09/01/2017
Grant Funded Position No
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Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.


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