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Job announcement: New Mexico State University

Metadata and Authority Control Librarian

The New Mexico State University Library invites applications for 
Metadata and Authority Control Librarian.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a 9-month appointment, entry level 
tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

This position will be responsible for metadata import and 
production, facilitate metadata scheme specification and 
adaptation; provide training and technical assistance to other 
staff, and coordinate the formulation and implementation of 
policies and standards for descriptive, technical and 
administrative metadata. Regularly perform authority control 
activities. Reports to the Head of Technical Services.


Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; 
demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in digital library 
development and metadata standards; working knowledge of non-MARC 
metadata schemes, such as, Dublin Core, METS, and VRA Core, etc.; 
awareness of current and emerging issues in institutional and 
open repository schemes. Ability to take an active role in 
leading and managing metadata initiatives associated with 
institutional repositories and digital archives. Experience with 
or knowledge of traditional cataloging standards and practices 
using MARC, AACR2, LCSH and LC classification as these apply to 
authority control.  Proficiency in Microsoft Access and 
demonstrated ability to create complex queries. familiarity with 
MarcEdit software.  Excellent oral and written communication 
skills. Demonstrated excellence in planning, leadership, 
communication, and project management skills.  Ability to meet 
tenure track requirements in the areas of librarianship, 
scholarship and creative activity, service, extension and 

Preferred: Experience in mid-to-large size academic or research 
library; knowledge of integrated library system, preferably 
Voyager; working knowledge of at least one foreign language, 
preferably Spanish; Familiarity with current open access 
initiatives such as OAI.  Experience with dSpace, ContentDM, 
Fedora, or similar technologies .  Familiarity with copyright 
issues, digital rights, digital preservation and technical 
metadata. Successful candidate will display evidence of 
initiative, creativity and a demonstrated ability to work 
collaboratively in a collegial environment. Benefits Offered: 
Group medical and hospital insurance, domestic partner benefits, 
group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state 
educational retirement, workers' compensation, and unemployment 
compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. For 
additional information, visit the NMSU Employee Benefits web page 

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, which includes 
qualifications for the position; a resume; and names, addresses, 
(including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to 
Leticia Phetteplace, Administrative Assistant, NMSU Library, Box 
30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 575-646-6940; 
e-mail leti@lib.nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 14, 2008, and will 
continue until the position is filled.  For additional 
information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu.

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive 
land-grant university and Carnegie designated Doctoral/Research 
Extensive institution. NMSU is a member of the Hispanic 
Association of Colleges and Universities, and is classified as a 
Title V Minority Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. 
The University offers degree programs in a number of scientific 
fields including biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer 
science, geological sciences, mathematical sciences, health 
sciences, and multiple engineering concentrations (chemical, 
civil, electrical and computing, industrial, mechanical and 
aerospace, surveying, and engineering physics). NMSU is located 
in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, which offers a 
variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. For 
additional information, visit http://www.nmsu.edu.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from 
women, minorities, and all under-represented groups. Offer of 
employment contingent upon the successful completion of a 
background check as well as verification of the individual's 
eligibility for employment in the United States.

Tracey Thompson
Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
(p) 575-646-8093
(f) 575-646-7477