DATE ENTERED: October 18, 2023
POSITION: Metadata Consultant for the Humanities
LOCATION: University Libraries at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
APPLY BY: Applications will be reviewed on 11/09/2023

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a full-time Metadata Consultant for the Humanities to serve as a library metadata expert for publishing and digital humanities work. This position will have a dual reporting line to the Coordinator of Metadata Technologies within the Metadata Services Unit (70% time), and to the Interim Director of Publishing Services (30% time). The Metadata Consultant for the Humanities will apply the latest in metadata best practices and emerging standards to University Libraries’ metadata, and will consult on digital humanities. Essential to the position is flexibility with changing technology standards, clear communication, and a desire to work closely with library colleagues as well as faculty and students from across the Virginia Tech community.

Required Qualifications

-Master’s in Library and Information Science or related discipline
-Demonstrated experience with digital humanities tools, such as Omeka or Scalar
-Experience working with metadata in a digital library environment
-Prior professional experience working in an academic research library
-Familiarity with the workflows and practices associated with library linked data
-Excellent time management and demonstrated experience to successfully handle multiple priorities and meet established deadlines
-Effective communication skills
-Demonstrated experience with emerging metadata and linked data practices which may include linked data creation and/or editing in Wikidata
-Experience working effectively within a collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications

-Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as Open Refine, XSLT, or
scripting languages such as Python or Ruby
-Demonstrated experience with digital humanities projects and working with humanities faculty
-Experience with grant writing

Appointment Type
A/P faculty Lecturer, regular, full-time appointment

Salary Information-
$56,000 minimum dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

Additional Information

-This position is located in Blacksburg, Virginia and is eligible for a possible hybrid work arrangement. The work arrangement will be confirmed upon hire.
-The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.
-The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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