Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University seeks an innovative, user-focused librarian to specialize in the creation, analysis and maintenance of metadata. The Metadata Librarian will play a leading role in developing and implementing metadata strategies associated with digitization efforts. In collaboration with other staff, the Metadata Librarian will evaluate the effectiveness of metadata for resource discovery and access and develop metadata schema for the library website. In addition, the Metadata Librarian will participate in the management of e-resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. The Metadata Librarian will also provide training, consultation and documentation on the creation and application of metadata to faculty, staff and student workers. Additional responsibilities may include original and copy cataloging for both digital and non-digital content. As a faculty librarian at Towson University, this librarian will also serve as a subject liaison for assigned disciplines and provide information literacy instruction. The successful candidate for this challenging and varied position must have an aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail and have the ability to prioritize, plan and manage projects in various departments of the library.
This is a 12-month library faculty position on the permanent status track. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I; salary is competitive.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge and experience with metadata and cataloging standards and schema, such as Dublin Core, MODS, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, AAT, LC Classification, and EAD. Knowledge and experience with XML and other web markup languages. Knowledge of current trends in metadata and digital library development. Demonstrated ability to provide information literacy instruction and to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty, through scholarship and service accomplishments. For more information about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment/
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.
Applications received by June 15, 2012 will receive first consideration. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:
Ms. Diane Cascella
Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.