As part of IRT, Lane Library and Knowledge Management Center creates opportunities for discovery, translation, learning and collaboration by providing faculty, staff, and students with easy, efficient access to in-context knowledge whenever and wherever it is needed to support patient care, education and research. The KMC focuses on acquisition and integration of knowledge sources, consultation and instruction in information finding and manipulation, learning spaces and computing labs, and technology support for the curriculum.
Reporting to the Director for Resource Management, the Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation and maintenance of metadata representing Lane’s digital, physical, and virtual collections of resources (ca. 350K records) in conjunction with other Resource Management staff. This position provides metadata management expertise and procedural/workflow stability while monitoring external developments and changing needs to assess and anticipate needed changes and enhancements. While cognizant of established practice and the necessity of maintaining data coherence, s/he investigates and applies new technologies and approaches to support novel applications in the broader context of Lane’s digital and programmatic initiatives.
With an emphasis on integration and relationships, Lane’s metadata dept. endeavors to go beyond traditional cataloging. Examples include: driving web interfaces with derived data subsets updated at frequent intervals; integration of cataloging and indexing data; building records from extracted data sets; linking serials to impact factor graphs, creating relationship authorities and using authorities as the basis for a biomedical infobase of local, important, and historical people, places, organizations, events, etc.; expanding MeSH to include more popular terminology, acronyms/initialisms, eponyms, etc. with automated annual overlays.
We are seeking dynamic candidates with potential to enhance our efforts to provide creative solutions while maintaining a tradition of excellence. The position works closely with other staff to influence and achieve our collective goals in support of the School’s research, clinical and educational mission.
This is an 80% FTE position. Please see link for full details and to apply for this position.