Dryad Librarian Position Available at UNC at Chapel Hill

August 28, 2013

A new position for a Dryad Librarian is now available at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please share the following announcement with those who may be interested and qualified.

Position title: Dryad Librarian

Hiring Range: $45, 000 - $50,000

Work hour: Full-time, with benefits

Start date: November 1, 2013

Position Summary:
Dryad (http: datadryad.org ) is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. The Dryad team is working with stakeholders from journals and scientific societies to develop data sharing policies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the repository. The Dryad project is seeking a detail oriented person with good analytical and communication skills. The position includes a variety of curatorial and metadata-specific tasks, and collaborating with Dryad development team members to improve curatorial procedures, and adding in the future design and testing of repository system functionalities.

Qualifications and Experience:
Experience with library cataloging and metadata standards, such as the Dublin Core (DC), Darwin Core (DwC), Ecological Metadata Language (EML), and the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). An understanding of cataloging principles and basic policies and authority control practices. Experience with controlled vocabularies or classification systems. Exposure to scientific data and data repositories. Desired Qualifications Background in biology. Knowledge of encoding standard, such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and MAchine Readable Cataloging (MARC). Knowledge of the Semantic Web, linked data, knowledge organization systems. Exposure to metadata models, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), and Open Archives Initiative Protocol – Object Exchange and Reuse (OAI-ORE) Exposure to digital curation practices and life-cycle management issues relating to digital resources.

M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program

Candidate Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until September 30, 2013. Applicants must submit a letter of application and CV/Resume at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/31498.