Library Services Specialist II, Metadata and Digital Collection, SDSU

Location: San Diego Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Position Information:

Full time temporary position anticipated to end on or before six months and one day from the initial date of appointment with the possibility for reappointment and/or permanency.

Under the general supervision of the digital collections librarian the incumbent will create, modify, and edit metadata for the library’s digital resources using the Library’s digital asset management systems and following Dublin Core, MARC, or other international or local standards. The incumbent is expected to accurately catalog digital resources in a timely manner, making them available for use by students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent must understand, develop, and apply appropriate metadata standards as defined by the Digital Collections Associate Librarian. The incumbent will stay current on metadata and digital projects best practices and international standards.

Salary Range:

Salary Range: $3,060 – $4,896 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,060 – $3,519 per month). The competitive salary offered to the selected candidate is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.


Original Metadata Production

Create original metadata for digital resources using our institutional repository and asset management systems.
Develop and implement solutions using emerging schema to ensure user-centered access to digital collections.
Track developments on metadata standards and a wide variety of formats including born digital materials.
Follow and apply Dublin Core, MARC, or other local/international formats for creating metadata and cataloging digital resources; apply data content rules as indicated in local data dictionaries or international bibliographic standards (AACR2R, etc.).
Perform research using databases or the internet to analyze and interpret data when necessary

Quality Control and Maintenance Tasks

Review, modify and/or edit legacy metadata and image files for existing digital collections
Leads students and volunteers in metadata and digitization tasks and reviews their work
Maintain a record of complex metadata problems and quality issues; consult with the Digital Collections Librarian on these problems
Participate in digital projects planning and workflow decisions, including creation and maintenance of metadata standards.

Promotion and Social Media

Keep current with social media methods as a means of promoting digital collections.
Create and/or supervise student assistance in the creation of communication pieces such as blogs and other marketing methods to promote the Library’s digital collections.
Create communication pieces for promotional purposes.
Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education:

The incumbent must have a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Specialized Requirements:

Experience working in a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior cataloging or metadata production experience, including knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core and/or VRA Core, AACR2R, and thesauri such as TGM and/or AAT.
Prior, basic knowledge of D-Space digital repository software, iBase digital asset management system, Innovative Interfaces integrated library system, and/or the online OCLC cataloging system.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of Digital Collections policies and procedures and applicable work methods.
Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to Digital Collections.
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat
Experience working with Drupal content management system.

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