[XML4Lib] Metadata Librarian Position: The Ohio State University

Maureen Walsh walsh.260 at osu.edu
Tue Jan 30 13:46:24 EST 2007

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*The Ohio State University Libraries*

*1858 Neil Avenue***

*Columbus**, OH 43210-1286***

Position:                 Metadata Librarian

Position Available:      Immediately

Responsibilities:          Under the direction of the Head of the Scholarly
Resources Integration Department, incumbent researches, evaluates, and
interprets developments in metadata standards, and recommends and designs
appropriate metadata schema to facilitate the use of OSU collections.  This
responsibility is in part within the context of the OSU institutional
digital* *repository.  Catalogs materials using a variety of metadata
schema.  Actively participates in the library research and development
efforts and in the local and national discussions relating to the access,
retrieval and management of objects in digital library and repository
systems and as needed works closely with the Head of Special Collections
Cataloging on describing digital objects. The incumbent may supervise
students or staff and/or act in place of the Department Head. This position
has faculty status with accompanying university expectations and
requirements for tenure and promotion, include teaching, service, and
research and publication.

Qualifications:             Required:  MLS from an ALA accredited program or
equivalent degree.   Demonstrated experience with OAI, at least one XML DTD
(EAD or TEI) and with two or more of the following: DC, LOM (or SCORM),
MARC, MODS or METS.   Demonstrated communication skills; ability to interact
with diverse teams and to effectively articulate abstract ideas.  Must be
self directed, flexible and adaptable to change, analytical and results
oriented.   Interested in professional development and research including
involvement in professional organizations.  Desired:   Experience with
instructional technology.  Working knowledge of cataloging tools such as
AACR2, LCRI, LCSH and other controlled vocabularies.     Understanding
of principles
of database structure and design.

Salary and Rank:         $41,000 minimum plus benefits.  The position has
faculty status with rank based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits:                      The University offers competitive benefits in
the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays,
hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, and
long-tern disability insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary.  State and
alternative retirement choices are also available.

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a comprehensive,
state-assisted university offering a complete environment for learning for
its 3,000 faculty and 56,000 students. *Additional information about The
Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu *

*Application:* Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are
Preference will be given to applications received by March 16, 2007. Send
letter of interest with a current resume and name, address, phone, and email
address of three references to Linda S. Gonzalez, Assistant Director for
Libraries' Administrative Services, 5810 Ackerman Library, 600 Ackerman
Road, Columbus, OH   43202; phone (614)292-5863; FAX (614)292-7859; e-mail:
gonzalez.107 at osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.



Maureen P. Walsh
 Metadata Librarian

Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University Libraries
600 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202
tel: 614-292-3330 / fax: 614-292-2015
walsh.260 at osu.edu
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