Position Opening for Dryad Librarian

January 14, 2014

Dryad Librarian

Position Type Permanent Staff (EPA NonFaculty)

Department School of Info & Library Science-3701


Appointment Type EPA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID NF0000812
Position ID 1003444

Posting Open Date 01/14/2014
Application Deadline 02/14/2014

Proposed Start Date 03/01/2014

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 works 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. This position performs a variety of curatorial and metadata-specific tasks, manages assistant curators, collaborates with Dryad development team members to improve curatorial procedures, and advises on future design and testing of repository system functionalities.

Educational Requirements 
M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program

Qualifications and Experience 

Required Qualifications: 
1. Experience with library cataloging and metadata standards, such as Dublin Core (DC), Darwin Core (DwC), Ecological Metadata Language (EML), or the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). 
2. Working knowledge of metadata principles, authority control practices, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems. 
3. Exposure to scientific data and data repositories. 
4. Demonstrated experience with project management, including planning, documentation, and team leadership.
5. Critical thinking skills, including individual and collaborative problem-solving. 
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Desired Qualifications: 
1. Background in research science. 
2. Knowledge of the Semantic Web, linked data, and knowledge organization systems. 
3. 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). 
4. Exposure to digital curation practices and data life-cycle management. 
5. Knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices.

Special Instructions 
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