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Metadata Services Librarian
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.Please upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
I. RECRUITMENT PLAN
|Academic Title:||Metadata Services Librarian|
|Administrative Title:||Metadata Services Librarian|
|Contract Type:||Librarian, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 07/01/2017 - 6/30/2018|
|Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements:||Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification|
|Proposed Start Date:||07/01/2017|
|Position Description Summary:||
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.
Reporting to the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Librarian works within the Division’s Resource Description Group (RDG). The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats. The Metadata Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special collections. The Metadata Services Librarian will help shape the identity management work for the library’s collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.
|Specific Duties and Responsibilities:||
The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, D.C. The Metadata Services Librarian may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
|Advertised Salary:||Base: $47,000.00|
Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave plus 12 days per year paid sick leave; medical; retirement contributions; tuition assistance.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||
Please upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
|Posting Close Date:|
|Open Until Filled:||Yes|
|Background Screening||Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.|
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Will you have a Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master's degree in a related information field by the appointment date?
Do you demonstrate experience with creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD or others?
Do you demonstrate knowledge of basic organizational, descriptive, structural metadata standards and best practices, such as RDA, AACR, DACS, DCRM(B), MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation?
Do you demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and work creatively, independently and collaboratively?
Do you demonstrate excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and computer/technological skills, including project management?
Do you demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible?
Do you demonstrate effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills?