Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary invites applications for the position of Metadata Librarian at the Assistant Librarian rank. This is a four-year, renewable tenure-track appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017.
Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) is a leader in the development of innovative information resources and services, locally, nationally and internationally. In a converged environment, it successfully incorporates the resources and services of libraries, institutional and research archives, rare books and special collections, art galleries, and a university press to provide outstanding support for scholarship, learning, and the creation of knowledge.
Reporting to the Director, Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian conceptualizes, plans, and implements the descriptive framework and practices for digital projects, print materials, and other initiatives. As a member of the Technology, Discovery and Digital Services team, this position leads the adoption of technologies related to creation and use of metadata, the standardization of descriptive metadata practice across formats, projects, and programs, and the implementation of interoperability of discovery environments to support the teaching and research mission of the University of Calgary.
Responsibilities will include:
Salary and Benefits
Position will commensurate with qualifications and experience, at the rank of Assistant Librarian (Salary Range is $59,752 to $81,458 per year)
The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. For salary and benefits information, please refer to the University of Calgary’s academic salary schedule.
Please submit a letter of application addressing background and experience relevant to the position, a current curriculum vitae and the contact information, for three professional references, by May 22, 2017 to:
Coordinator, Human Resources
Libraries and Cultural Resources
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
or, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Consideration of applications will begin after May 22, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta
Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
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