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Metadata Librarian II, Librarian III, or Librarian IV

Library Services
96822, Honolulu (US)
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Title: Metadata Librarian II, Librarian III, or Librarian IV
Position Number: 0083852
Hiring Unit: UHM, Library Services
Location: Hamilton Library, Cataloging Department
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins July 22, 2024
Salary Information:
B2M11, Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Librarian II minimum $68,912 before 07/01/2024; $72,358 after 07/01/2024) 
B3M11, Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Librarian III minimum $82,685 before 7/1/2024; $86,819 after 7/1/2024)
B4M11, Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Librarian IV minimum $96,487 before 7/1/2024; $101,311 after 7/1/2024)
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions: To begin approximately fall 2024, subject to position clearance and/or availability of funds.  
The metadata librarian provides leadership for metadata creation and remediation for born-digital and digitized materials in the library's digital repositories.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates and enhances descriptive metadata for digital resources based on standards, best practices, and the needs of the digital collections
In collaboration with IT personnel, catalog librarians, and archivists, provides expertise and leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata policies and procedures
Implements, assesses, and refines metadata workflows to ensure efficiency and consistency
Participates in metadata enhancement, crosswalks, mapping, and transformation across library platforms to promote interoperability and discovery of collections
Provides training and support for ongoing creation of metadata for digital resources
Evaluates and remediates legacy metadata
Creates, updates, and documents metadata application profiles and procedures
Investigates and recommends new metadata technologies and standards to support digital collections
Maintains knowledge of current national and international standards and developments in metadata and linked data
Evaluates, recommends, and optimizes tools for metadata management and innovations
Meets requirements for tenure and promotion, including professional development, research, and service

Minimum Qualifications
Librarian II
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
Familiarity with metadata schemas such as Dublin Core
Familiarity with creating and editing metadata for digital resources
Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community

Librarian III
Minimum qualifications for Librarian II
Three years of appropriate professional experience
24 post-baccalaureate credits

Librarian IV
Minimum qualifications for Librarian III
Second master's degree in specialized subject area
Seven years of appropriate experience or four years in the rank of Librarian III

Desirable Qualifications
Demonstrated experience creating and remediating metadata for digital resources
Demonstrated experience with digital content management systems such as DSpace and Omeka
Demonstrated experience with authority control and controlled subject vocabularies
Proficiency with metadata tools, languages, and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and/or command line tools
Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH
Familiarity with additional metadata standards such as TEI, EAD, Darwin Core, FITS, and VRA
Experience in project management and evaluation
Experience training students and staff
Experience describing special and/or area studies collections
Understanding of linked data principles and standards
Experience in team leadership
Effective oral and written communication skills

To Apply: Click on the following link: and search position number 0083852.  Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents.  Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, CV, names and contact information (including email addresses) of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring).  Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documentation become the property of the school.
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Inquiries: Michael Chopey, Screening Committee and Department Chair,


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