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Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
December 27, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please include:

1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.

2) A current resume or CV.

3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. (Note: References will not be contacted without advance notice)

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Oregon WIN, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Digital Collections Metadata Librarian provides metadata consultation, design, training, and development of services to facilitate the use of digital and analog information for research and education. This position works collaboratively with the Metadata and Digital Production Librarian, and provides expertise and services at the intersection of many user-focused services and projects, which may include Digital Scholarship Services, Systems, Special Collections and Archives, Research and Instruction Services (RIS), the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), as well as faculty and graduate students to enhance description of and access to the library's digital collections.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies by ALA-accredited program.
• Two years minimum experience cataloging in metadata standards and authority control (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, EAD, DACs, etc.).

Professional Competencies
• Experience with Linked Data and its application to library and cultural heritage projects.
• Demonstrated project management experience for digitization projects and open source software development.
• Experience in creating workflows and other documentation for cataloging projects.
• Experience developing and delivering workshops and training events for internal stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with Samvera-based DAMS.
• Student supervision experience.
• Working knowledge of digital humanities/digital scholarship strategies and tools.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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