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Librarian II (Metadata Librarian)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
UHM Library Services
Manoa, Hamilton Library, Cataloging Dept
Date Posted:
November 05, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 10, 2018
Salary Information:
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately July 2019 pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the general direction of the chair of the Cataloging Department, the incumbent will provide leadership for metadata creation and remediation in the library’s digital repositories.
  2. Implements, assesses, and refines metadata workflows, policies, and procedures for the library’s digital collections, including special collections.
  3. Writes, revises and implements metadata procedures for the library’s repositories.
  4. Captures and creates unique metadata and authority records for digital materials.
  5. Maintains authority control of records to ensure discoverability.
  6. Evaluates, transforms, and remediates metadata to support efforts to consolidate existing metadata from a variety of legacy tools.
  7. Provides support for digital projects to ensure effective integration of metadata with traditional library catalog records.
  8. Leads project teams composed of IT personnel, archivists, and subject specialists, to ensure that metadata policies and procedures are consistent with national standards.
  9. Provides training and support for ongoing creation of metadata and compliance with standards.
  10. Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and international standards for metadata and linked data.
  11. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion, including professional development, research, and service.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Familiarity with metadata standards, especially Dublin Core.
  2. Familiarity with creating, editing and transforming metadata.
  3. Familiarity with planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections.
  4. Familiarity with digital library management systems or digital asset management systems.
  5. Knowledge of digital library processes and workflows.
  6. Familiarity with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g., OpenRefine, Python, XSLT).
  7. Understanding of linked data principles and standards.
  8. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  9. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Experience in team leadership.
  11. Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  1. Human Resources Specialist
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
  3. 2550 McCarthy Mall
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. 808-956-7207

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