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Opening for Metadata and Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library

(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, creative, and service-oriented Metadata and Digital Services Librarian. The Health Sciences Library is an all-electronic library that serves the diverse needs of clinicians, researchers, residents, faculty, and students in a variety of health disciplines. The main charge of this position is to make library and information resources more discoverable, thereby facilitating and maximizing the use of these resources. Related responsibilities include using metadata to create linked data within catalog records, exploring data management initiatives for the campus, and migrating the library’s portal for faculty research, from an open-source platform called BibApp to VIVO. The Metadata and Digital Services Librarian serves as an integral part of the library services team, providing reference and instruction to the Health Sciences Campus, and the individual will be a vital member of the library’s website committee.

The successful candidate will meet the following minimum qualifications.

  • demonstrated experience performing copy and original cataloging of electronic resources
  • working knowledge of metadata standards and practices, such as MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, and MODS
  • working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata, such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, and or OpenRefine
  • demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and be able to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both independently and as a team member or leader
  • aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail
  • excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • strong service orientation

In addition, the successful candidate should have the following preferred qualifications.

  • working knowledge of Python and SPARQL, along with an interest and aptitude for learning new languages
  • working knowledge of Ex Libris Alma and Primo ILS
  • experience with Medical Subject Headings
  • 2+ years with original cataloging and metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here. Please include the names of three references. Salary is available upon request.

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