[Eril-l] The George Washington University Position Posting

Joyce Whitmore whitmore at gwu.edu
Mon Apr 3 14:36:32 PDT 2017

Metadata Services Librarian

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) is a catalyst, a spark to
generate new ideas and new possibilities.  Responsive to the changing
landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional
and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents
of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and
deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and
learning.  As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a
nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth
happens. Reporting to the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata
Services Librarian works within the Division’s Resource Description Group
(RDG).  The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for
library collections in all formats.  The Metadata Services Librarian is
primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata
revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special
collections.  The Metadata Services Librarian will help shape the identity
management work for the library’s collections and is expected to
collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and
beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.


* Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited
library program, or a Master's degree in a related information field (by
appointment date)

* Demonstrate experience with creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC
metadata, such as EAD or others

* Demonstrate knowledge of basic organizational, descriptive, structural
metadata standards and best practices, such as RDA, AACR, DACS, DCRM(B),
MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity

* Demonstrate the ability to be self-motivated and work creatively,
independently and collaboratively

* Demonstrate excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, and
computer/technological skills, including project management

* Demonstrate a strong service-orientation, forward thinking and flexible

* Demonstrate effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills


Only complete applications will be considered.  To be considered, please
complete an online faculty application athttp://www.gwu.jobs/postings/42181 and
upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes an assessment of
skills related to the basic qualifications.  Review of applications will
begin *May 1, 2017* and will continue until the position is
filled.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a
standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or
activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*The George Washington University Libraries*

*2130 H Street N.W.*

*Washington, D.C. 20052*

Joyce M. Whitmore
Serials and Electronic Resources Manager
Gelman Library
George Washington University
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