Asst Law Librarian – Metadata and Digital Archives Librarian The University of Alabama -Tuscaloosa, AL

Full Job Description
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Law School
Administrative / Professional
Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Closing at: Apr 24 2022 at 22:55 CDT
Pay Grade/Pay Range: 57 Monthly (exempt): – Minimum – $ 35027.16 Midpoint – $ 51147.24Department/Organization: 218161 – Law Library

Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: The Assistant Law Librarian facilitates the use of the library for the general public, law students, alumni, local attorneys, and faculty. May provide such services as selection and purchasing of books, ensure accessibility and maintenance of book collections, and provide reference services.

Additional Department Summary: The Bounds Law Library at the University of Alabama School of Law invites applications for a new Metadata and Digital Archives Position. Working under the supervision of the Associate Director for Collection Services, this position will perform resource description and classification processes for all material types, including both original and copy cataloging, authority control, managing the batch loading of vendor provided records, and maintenance of records in the library’s integrated library system. Responsibilities will include proposing and implementing policies, procedures, and best practices related to metadata standards, schema, and technologies, as well as assisting the Associate Director of Collection Services to ensure materials are discoverable, generate statistics and reports, and assist in the on-going assessment of collection capacity.

This position will also work under the guidance of the Curator of Archival Collections to recommend and implement policies, procedures, and workflows related to digitization and management of digital archives on various platforms including the Law School’s online repository. Responsibilities will include generating metadata related to archival collections, assisting in the assessment and execution of digitization projects, working collaboratively to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content in the law school repository, and contributing to archives-oriented outreach initiatives, including physical and digital exhibits.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science and one (1) year of experience in a public service library or archive environment.

Skills and Knowledge: Excellent organizational, project-management, and time-management skills. Ability to learn and understand complex library practices, procedures, and technologies. Ability to solve problems and manage projects with flexibility and creativity. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a diverse academic environment. Knowledge of legal bibliography and online research techniques.

Preferred Qualifications: Education or experience working with metadata and cataloging standards, schema, formats and related utilities and tools, such as MARC21, AARC2, RDA, FRBR, OCLC Connexion, MARC Edit, and LCSH, and LC Classification schedules. Education or experience with digitization and digital archival standards, technologies, and data structures. Experience working with institutional repositories and related technologies. Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.