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Essential Job Duties
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian, Data Projects and Partnerships in the Acquisitions and Discovery department. Established in 2012 through a merger of acquisitions and cataloging, staff in this department collaborate across the library and with the publishing community to support the collections life-cycle including budget management, acquisitions, licensing, e-resource management ( ERM ), and discovery for materials in all formats. The department creates, transforms, and maintains data, in both MARC and non- MARC schema, to facilitate discovery of high-value library resources. This position reports to the Principal Cataloger.
The Electronic Resources Librarian, Data Projects and Partnerships:
• Takes a lead role in describing and providing access to print, electronic, and manuscript resources, with a specialization in the Libraries’ digital repository and user discovery systems.
• Oversees data operations across the Libraries’ systems.
• As a member of the Data Projects & Partnerships Unit, manages projects, develops workflows, and trains staff
• Maintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, and consortium partners
• Develops and analyzes statistical and management reports for the department and the Libraries
• Consults on metadata schema and workflows with staff engaged in repository and digital collections projects across the Libraries
• Identifies emerging trends and technologies in metadata management that have the potential for new and improved library services
• Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
• ALA -accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science.
Departmental Required Skills
• Knowledge of trends and practices in metadata creation and library discovery systems.
• Knowledge of applications of current and emerging technologies as they relate to metadata creation, manipulation, and use
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment
• Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
• Familiarity with trends and practices in serials and electronic resources cataloging
• Data analytics experience
• Experience working with non- MARC metadata, including XML -based schemas, especially Dublin Core, EAD / EAC , VRA Core
• Experience with institutional repository software environments, such as dSpace, DuraCloud, Fedora
Required License or Certification
Application, cover letter, resume, contact information for four current professional references
North Carolina State University - 18 months ago