Cornell University Library’s Technical Services Metadata Services unit seeks a Metadata Strategist who will, under the general direction of the Head of Metadata Services, provide strategic and technical guidance on metadata practice for Cornell University Library's (CUL) digital, physical and virtual collections within the broader context of CUL's digital and programmatic needs. The Strategist will provide consultation and advocacy to both CUL colleagues and the community more broadly; this effort demands a strong knowledge of well-established and evolving metadata standards as well as their practical implications.
CUL has a history of innovative metadata practice on which the Metadata Strategist will collaborate to advance. A key responsibility will be to develop long-term strategies for improved MARC and non-MARC metadata management, interoperability and resource discovery based on principles of integration and reusability of metadata across platforms and collections. The Strategist will play a central role in positioning Library Technical Services (LTS) in strategic CUL initiatives such as the Kuali OLE implementation and its development in relation to CUL’s Blacklight discovery and other systems and the Andrew W. Mellon funded Linked Data for Libraries project, as well as in assessing and expanding on their long-term impacts.
In cooperation with other library staff, the Strategist provides metadata expertise to CUL while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. The Strategist participates in the library's research and development efforts and in local and national discussions relating to access, retrieval, description and management of library resources. The Strategist plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the Cornell University Library community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Metadata Management and Coordination (70%)
Metadata Outreach and Consultation (20%)
Professional Activities (10%)
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this link. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2016. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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