Ast/Assoc Professor, Metadata Librarian - Oklahoma State University

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Location: Stillwater, OK
Salary: $55,000 minimum
Employement Term: Full Time
Employer ContactJamie Autry

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative, tenure-track faculty members with a passion for technical services and emerging technologies, who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Responsibilities: As Assistant/Associate Professor, Metadata Librarian, you will create descriptive metadata, crosswalks, and workflows for digital collections. Contribute to original and complex copy cataloging of monographs, serials, electronic resources, and/or government documents. Prepare and facilitate metadata for upload and/or harvesting into a variety of discovery systems. Remediate existing metadata to improve discovery and access. Serve as a consultant to metadata creators across the Library. Recruit, hire, train and supervise student employees. Be able to meet university requirements in keeping with a tenure-track faculty position, including scholarly and creative activities, and service.

Required Qualifications: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Two or more years of related professional experience. Experience creating, manipulating, migrating, and transforming metadata. Experience working with cataloging and metadata standards (e.g., MARC, Dublin Core, RDA, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, DACS, MODS, EAD, METS, OAI-PMH, JSON-LD) in multiple platforms. Demonstrated ability to assess new technology and data manipulation tools (e.g., Python/PyMARC, R, XSLT, OpenRefine, MarcEdit) and use them to improve library services. Experience with online catalogs, discovery layers, and cataloging tools (e.g., Alma, Primo, Connexion). Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Effective time management skills. Experience supervising student employees. 

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with digital repository systems, digital asset management systems, and/or related systems (e.g., DSpace, ContentDM, Rosetta, DPLA, CollectionBuilder, Archive-It, Symplectic Elements). Experience working with controlled vocabularies and identity management. Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF. Experience working with archival and/or born-digital collections.

Candidates are encouraged to view Dean Sheila Johnson’s expectations for Library leaders:  https://library.okstate.edu/about/dean-of-libraries/. For general information about the Library, see https://library.okstate.edu/about/dean-of-libraries/.

The salary is a minimum $55,000 annually for an 11-month appointment with a generous holiday schedule, health care plans, and retirement options.  As a new library faculty member, you will receive start-up funding for research and/or professional travel and have access to the Library’s grant writer and development team as well as a full communication team.   

Deadline: Application review begins July 12, 2022, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://jobs.okstate.edu. Along with the listed qualifications, please indicate in your cover letter any other professional experiences, certifications, or accomplishments that you would bring to this position. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation to faculty and staff.  The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check.

Oklahoma State University is committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion and has received over numerous awards for their efforts and progress in this area. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for open positions.

Onsite presence will be required for this position.

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