The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Librarian III - Metadata Coordinator

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,958 - $6,595
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 14-05-21-01-0084
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that applicants will be asked to return to the department in order for their application materials to be complete. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Please provide a statement detailing your salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing and assessing metadata practice for the University of Texas Libraries'(UTL) digital collections.

Essential Functions

Oversees consistent metadata practice and decision making process for descriptive, administrative and technical metadata. Develops policies and procedures in support of consistent metadata practice for University of Texas Libraries'(UTL) digital collections and services. Proactively engages with subject liaisons, faculty, staff and students to identify metadata needs and prospective metadata projects. Develops and provides metadata training to staff, faculty and students as needed. Participates in UTL's digital curation efforts and provides metadata expertise in support of these activities. Works closely and collaboratively with various units within the library, including Digital Access Services, Preservation and Digitization Services, IT Architecture and Strategy, and Technology Integration Services staff to develop and implement efficient metadata workflows. Ensures UTL's metadata practices are complementary to national and international efforts to promote interoperability. Develops and implements consistent metadata best practices for UTL and shares them within the wider metadata community. Facilitates policy development within Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) and participates in CMS Management Group

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS degree. Minimum 3 years experience managing digital metadata projects in an academic library or equivalent organization. Experience with digital library development software(e.g Fedora Commons or DSpace). In-depth understanding of metadata standards and best practices used for digital preservation and access (e.g. MODS, METS, VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.). Demonstrated ability: to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards; to work with staff responsible for software development, programming and systems administration; to work collaboratively with individuals/groups. Proficiency with XML/XSLT, crosswalking and building application profiles; Demonstrated experience: formulating metadata policies and procedures; in transformation of XML documents using XSLT; with cataloging procedures and principles defined in RDA/AACR2 and MARC Bibliographic/Holdings/Authorities formats; Excellent conceptual, analytic, and organizational skills with attention to detail for complex, detailed-oriented work. Familiar with Open Linked Data, its development and application and with digital preservation and access technology, standards, best practices, workflows Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with: linked data semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF; working with faculty and providing metadata consultations; providing grant support and/or grant writing; working in an academic library. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work on concurrent projects under pressure of deadlines or time limitations. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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