Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, UF George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) Department. A key responsibility of the position is providing leadership in developing and applying best practices and international standards for the management of names metadata not only within the libraries but also in other contexts across campus. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team, pioneer the development of a program to assist university researchers in navigating ontology development and identity management, forging new collaborations and relationships that extend the Librariesa�� capacity to support the Universitya��s interdisciplinary research.

As an active participant in developing Linked-Data-friendly systems and processes, this expert will seek innovative solutions for creating, assigning and managing identifiers in library and other data stores, such as International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) and Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). As the librarya��s leader in contributing to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), the incumbent will provide coordination, training and review for name and series authority work of other catalogers, and will act as a coordinator of the Florida NACO Funnel Project.

The Authorities/Identities Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will contribute to departmental policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and perform original and shared cataloging using Resource Description and Access (RDA) guidelines to PCC standards. Collaborating closely with the Metadata Librarian, the incumbent will provide leadership in developing creative, Linked-Data-friendly practices for the management of named entities in the Librariesa�� metadata and in other campus data stores. Example applications include integration of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs with existing metadata), linking authority and contextual resources to the library catalog and archives finding aids, and developing researcher information management systems.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently this position will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, every employee of the George A. Smathers Libraries is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. All tenure track faculty must pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until April 20, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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