Digital Support Metadata Specialist – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a highly detail oriented individual with analytical skills to fill the Digital Support Metadata Specialist position in Digital Support Services Department. The Digital Support Metadata Specialist is responsible for creating and improving metadata descriptions for the Libraries’ digital collections. This position requires the individual to work independently while following clear procedures and with the creative ability to apply and adapt procedures to new situations. The primary responsibilities of the Metadata Specialist are metadata creation and review, in both the MARC record environment and via spreadsheets, for digital projects coming primarily from the Smathers Libraries and including cooperative projects with partner departments and institutions. The Metadata Specialist will sometimes provide custom assistance and advice with cross walking and normalizing metadata to allow for correct spreadsheet ingests for special projects. This position relies heavily on the incumbent’s ability to determine, define, and prioritize work responsibilities and make independent decisions.

The search will remain open until January 28, 2020, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

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 Tina M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

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

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