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Hope College seeks a service-oriented Metadata Librarian to connect users with collections in a position that blends emerging metadata applications with traditional cataloging. Responsibilities include creating descriptive and subject access to print, media, and digital materials using current cataloging and metadata standards; providing guidance on cataloging and metadata procedures; implementing new workflows in response to the Library’s needs; overseeing catalog and digital collections maintenance, including authority control; maintaining and improving the use of systems for the description and access of library materials.
Additional responsibilities include: serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic programs; contribute to collection evaluation and development; work some hours each week at the reference desk.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an accredited program; demonstrated knowledge of cataloging procedures including AACR2R, RDA, LCSH, and MARC; experience using at least one non-MARC metadata schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, and VRA; working knowledge of integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities, and digital asset management systems; self-reliance as well as the willingness to consult and collaborate with colleagues; strong technology skills; and excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine excellence in librarianship with professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college operating within the historic Christian faith.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Expertise with digital asset management and institutional repositories (Digital Commons and/or ContentDM); experience working with rare books and special collections; proficiency in a foreign language.
HOPE COLLEGE is a Christian coeducational, residential liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America; has over 3,000 students and approximately 250 FTE faculty; is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by NCA, ACS, NASAD, NASD, NASM, NAST, CCNE, CSWE, EAC of ABET, TEAC and CAATE; and is located in a city of 35,000 enriched by a significant Latino population and growing Asian and African American populations in a rapidly growing urban area of over 100,000, near Lake Michigan, within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (over 500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago. Additional information about Hope College can be found on the Web at http://www.hope.edu/.
SALARY and BENEFITS: Non-tenure track with faculty status and rank. Salary is competitive, based upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application outlining your qualifications for the position; resume; and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
Library Metadata Search 2012
Hope College Human Resources
100 East 8th Street, Suite 210
Holland, MI 49423
Applications received before May 15, 2012, will be given first consideration.
Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.
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