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[JOBS] Metadata and Discovery Librarian @ UC Irvine Law School

  • 1.  [JOBS] Metadata and Discovery Librarian @ UC Irvine Law School

    Posted Oct 13, 2021 03:10 PM
    Apologies for cross-posting: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07107

    Metadata and Discovery Librarian

    Application Window

    Open date: September 27th, 2021

    Next review date: Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    Position description

    Metadata and Discovery Librarian

    The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking to serve as Metadata and Discovery Librarian in its law library. Under the general supervision of the department head, this role is responsible for overseeing the cataloging and management of electronic resources at the law library. This position has overall responsibility for ensuring that electronic resources are effectively available in the UC Irvine discovery system.

    This position joins the library at the Assistant Librarian level. Responsibilities include the following:

    Electronic Resources
    • Manages retrieval and transfer for vendor-supplied metadata in all formats, using a variety of proprietary processing options, in coordination with acquisitions personnel.
    • Manages activation and linking issues for electronic inventory, including problem solving based on user error reports.
    • Supports the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources, including renewal of serials and databases, maintaining of acquisitions data and records, and harvesting and analyzing electronic resource usage.

    Data and Systems
    • Manages and improves workflows in the UC Library Services Platform related to locally managed and centrally managed electronic resources
    • Works in a team environment across departments and divisions to facilitate identification, access, maintenance, and archival issues related to electronic resources
    • Serves as a representative to the UCI Libraries-wide coordination committee for the library services platform, as needed
    • Provides guidance on all collections-related statistical reporting, e.g., to UCOP, ABA, USNWR, ACRL, ARL, etc.
    Coordination of policies, procedures, and collections
    • Troubleshoots and helps resolve electronic resource access problems
    • Formulates, documents, and updates law-library policy and procedures related to electronic resources
    • Participates in collection development in a team environment
    • Keeps abreast of current UC, state, national and international trends and developments in electronic resource management

    Other responsibilities
    • Participates actively and collaboratively on library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate
    • Participates in supporting public-facing library services by working shifts at the front desk or reference desk, and completing other duties and projects as assigned
    • Actively seeks opportunities to participate in professional organizations outside the library, provide university and public service, and engage in research and creative activity to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion

    Basic Qualifications
    MLS from an ALA-accredited program or another advanced degree. 2 years of relevant experience using Alma in a law library and a multi-campus university system strongly preferred. Must have demonstrated work experience with office applications for documentation and reporting (Excel, Word, etc.).


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or another advanced degree.

    • 2 years of relevant experience using Alma in a law library and a multi-campus university system.

    • Demonstrated work experience with office applications for documentation and reporting, e.g., Excel, Word.

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements
    Reference requirements
    • 3-6 required (contact information only)
    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07107

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    Job location

    Irvine, CA

    Paula Jharina Pascual
    Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian
    University of California Irvine Irvine