• Full Time
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • This position is a tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor. Minimum salary: $55,000, commensurate with education and experience

Job Details

  • Job Details: Full Time Limited Contract with Option to Extend
  • Contact: Deb Kulzcak dkulczak@uark.edu or 479-575-4811
  • Apply By: March 8, 2024

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Metadata and Preservation Services, the Metadata Librarian serves as the primary metadata specialist for the Libraries’ CONTENTdm digital collections, working collaboratively with the department head, the Digital Services Department, the Special Collections Division, and other staff in Content Services to complete individual projects. The librarian also collaborates with the Office of Scholarly Communications and User Services to create metadata for University of Arkansas Department of Music concert recordings in the ScholarWorks (Digital Commons) institutional repository. The librarian creates metadata for other types of digital projects and collections as needed and performs original and complex copy cataloging for media materials in a variety of formats. The librarian maintains knowledge of current and emerging standards, tools, and best practices and will document metadata and cataloging procedures for assigned areas of responsibility. The librarian serves on the department’s leadership team.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service, and research mission of the University. Library faculty are vital members of the scholarly community and engage with current professional trends and literature, pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to their field of expertise, share the results of their scholarly work through presentations and publications, and engage in professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, and national levels.

Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, health insurance, and funding support for research, service, and professional development activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Serves as the metadata specialist for the majority of the Libraries’ CONTENTdm digital projects

·      Along with the department head, serves on the project team for each CONTENTdm digital project, making recommendations about the timeframe, metadata elements, and controlled vocabulary to be used

·      Collaborates with other departmental staff assigned to work on CONTENTdm projects, promoting consistency, and assists with training as requested

·      Manages remediation to ensure that the metadata for older digital collections is updated to current practice

·      Creates metadata for University of Arkansas Department of Music concert recordings hosted in ScholarWorks

·      Creates metadata for other types of digital projects and collections as needed

·      Together with the department head, serves as a metadata consultant for other Libraries’ departments, including responding to requests about metadata standards and procedures, controlled vocabulary, and crosswalking metadata from one platform to another

·      Maintains the Libraries’ application profile, the CONTENTdm Cookbook, and creates and maintains cataloging procedures for assigned formats

·      Performs original and complex copy cataloging of media materials for the main collection, including scores, sound recordings, and video recordings, in accordance with local and national standards (RDA, Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements, MLA best practices, etc.)

•      Stays informed of evolving cataloging and metadata trends, changes in best practices and standards, new software applications, and local technology changes

·      Takes part in professional development activities, including attending workshops, webinars, and conferences, to augment existing training and skills

•      Serves on the Content Services leadership team

Additional Information

Job Information:
Interested in learning more about this position or the application process? Attend a confidential information session via zoom: Tuesday, February 13, 3-4 pm CDT: https://uark.libcal.com/event/11958482 The zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours prior to the session. University Libraries: The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and take responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic and land grant missions. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics, as well as two off-site facilities. For more information, visit the Libraries’ website: https://libraries.uark.edu Values of the University Libraries: The University of Arkansas Libraries aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Enriching campus diversity and inclusion is a guiding principle at the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Libraries asserts that the responsibility for creating, supporting, and maintaining an inclusive workplace belongs to all of us. We can strengthen our culture and organization by approaching each other and our work with intentional goodwill, honesty, empathy, and trust as we encourage others to hold themselves and each other accountable to do the same. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. For more information regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion and the University Libraries, please visit our website at https://libraries.uark.edu/diversity/
Compensation Information:
Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, health insurance, and $5,000 start-up research funding support for research, service, and professional development activities.

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